In the interest of allowing residents of the 20th State Assembly district to have an opportunity to hear from the two candidates for that office – incumbent Democratic Rep. Chris Sinicki and her challenger Republican Molly McGartland – a resident of Cudahy who had previously organized/moderated candidate forums had attempted to organize a debate between Sinicki and McGartland.
While Rep. Sinicki was quick to agree to a debate without any special rules or conditions, the same can’t be said for Molly McGartland. According to the individual who was attempting to organize the debate, Molly McGartland would not agree to any debate with Rep. Sinicki unless the debate followed Molly McGartland’s rules. “It’s either by her rules, her way, or no,” was how Molly’s debate demands were described.
It’s disappointing that Molly McGartland won’t agree to a debate with Chris Sinicki, because the residents of the 20th Assembly district deserve an opportunity to hear each of the candidates articulate their beliefs and positions on the issues, so that the voters can make the most informed decision possible.