Javier Enriquez says Fernandez’s lack of voting record makes debates an important opportunity for voters to distinguish between the candidates.
Today, Javier Enriquez issued an invitation to Javier Fernandez to debate three times before the general election for House District 114 in November. Enriquez, a Republican, is a first-time candidate and lifelong resident of District 114. Fernandez, a Democrat, was elected to the seat in May in a special election.
“Voters deserve to know where candidates stand on the issues affecting their daily lives,” said Enriquez. “There’s a lot at stake in this election, including increasing traffic issues, rising toll costs, unaffordable housing, and disproportionate property taxes, among other important issues. Debates provide one of the best forums to clarify what distinguishes one candidate from another, and I hope Mr. Fernandez will accept my invitation. The voters of District 114 deserve nothing less.”
In a letter to Fernandez, Enriquez points out the heightened importance of debates in this campaign because of Fernandez’s lack of a voting record. Fernandez’s election took place after the close of the 2018 legislative session.
“This campaign gives voters a real choice between my experience as a lifelong resident of the district, understanding the real-life, day-to-day struggles of folks in the community, and yours as a government employee with a record of raising taxes and allegations of unethical behavior as a lobbyist,” said Enriquez in the letter. “I have real solutions to offer for public safety, cutting property taxes for seniors, and job creation, and I look forward to making my case directly to voters.”