Weeks after receiving Republican House candidate Bruce Chester’s debate request, still no answer from Democratic state Rep. Jonathan Zlotnik – Massachusetts GOP

Weeks after receiving Republican House candidate Bruce Chester’s debate request, still no answer from Democratic state Rep. Jonathan Zlotnik

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
CONTACT:
Evan Lips, communications director
617-523-5005 ext. 245

WOBURN — Republican Bruce Chester, a U.S. Army veteran from Gardner running for the 2nd Worcester House District seat, issued a form al debate request to incumbent Democratic state Rep. Jonathan Zlotnik a lmost three weeks ago.

Chester is still awaiting an answer, and on Sunday said his opponent’s reluctance to acknowledge the request is a “sure sign of cowardice.”

“The only answer I can come up with is that Rep. Zlotnik is afraid to defend his his policies and his party’s platform,” Chester said. “When Rep. Zlotnik last faced a Republican challenger in 2018,
he agreed to a debate.

“I wonder what changed since then.”

Massachusetts Republican Party Chairman Jim Lyons said the change comes in the form of Chester, an African-American man “who proudly served our country when he served overseas during Operation Iraqi Freedom.”

“Bruce was deployed for more than a year, he’s an inspiring man who destroys every stereotype the Democrats hold so dear, ” Lyons said. “Rep. Zlotnik keeps ducking Bruce’s debate invite because his record pales in comparison.”

Share this post

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on print
Share on email

Learn More About The MassGOP