WCAT to Host Candidates Debate October 17

WAKEFIELD — On Monday, October 17, Wakefield Community Access Television (WCAT) will host a debate between incumbent State Senator Jason Lewis (D-Winchester) and challenger Wakefield Town Councilor Edward Dombroski (R) to represent the 5th Middlesex District. The district includes the cities of Malden and Melrose and the towns of Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, and parts of Winchester.

Senator Lewis was first elected to the Senate in 2014 following five years of service as a State Representative. Councilor Dombroski has served as a Town Councilor since 2017. Both candidates previously served as members of the Finance Committee in their respective towns.

The debate, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., will be held in the Veterans Memorial Hall at the Galvin Middle School, 525 Main Street, Wakefield. Wakefield Town Moderator Bill Carroll will moderate the debate. Questions will be directed to the candidates by Bob Burgess, Editor of the Wakefield Daily Item, and Melrose Weekly News, and Dakota Antelman, Field Editor of The Patch.

The public is invited to see the live debate in the middle school auditorium. The debate will be cablecast live on the WCAT government channel (Comcast-22; Verizon-42; and RCN-13/HD 614). Additionally, the debate will be transmitted via livestream to the WCAT Facebook page, WCAT Wakefield YouTube, then rebroadcast. 

The debates will also be provided to the respective cable access stations in the other district communities for local cablecast.

Wakefield Community Access Television is an independent not-for-profit organization funded by revenues from the franchise fees paid by Comcast, RCN, and Verizon, who provide cable service to Wakefield.

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