Incumbent Dave Rogers and challenger Jennifer Fries are vying to become the next State Representative for the 24th Middlesex District, which encompasses all of Belmont and portions of Arlington and Cambridge.

Although this is technically the Democratic primary, it is de facto the race for the seat itself, given that there is no candidate from the Republican Party. In order to help our communities make the most informed choice they can, ACMi recently joined with our sister stations in Belmont and Cambridge to present a debate between the candidates, and followed that up with 30-minute one-on-one conversations with each of the candidates.

You will find links to both the debate and the conversations below. We hope you find them helpful in assessing the candidates. And please don’t forget to VOTE! Requests for mail-in ballots must be received before August 26 – the Primary itself is scheduled for September 1, if you choose to vote in person.