Stonehill College has invited the Democratic candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives in the Massachusetts 4th District to participate in a live streamed debate. The debate is being hosted by the Martin Institute for Law & Society and will be held at Stonehill College’s May auditorium. The virtual event will take place at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, August 18 and will follow a non-traditional format in which the eight candidates will be encouraged to seek recognition from the moderator when they have a difference of opinion with their fellow candidates. The debate will be skipping opening statements and is hoping to avoid long statements by candidate when there is broad agreement on issues.

The debate will be moderated by Ted Nesi, the politics and business editor at WPRI-TV. There will be no questions or speeches from audience members.

Massachusetts 4th Congressional District spans from Brookline to Fall River, and includes the Town of Easton, where Stonehill College is located. Primary elections, where the Democratic candidate for the office will be selected, are set to take place on September 1st.


Democratic Candidates for the Massachusetts 4th Congressional District: 
  • Jake Auchincloss
  • Rebecca Grossman
  • Alan Khazei
  • Ihssane Leckey 
  • Natalia Linos 
  • Jesse Mermell
  • Ben Sigel 
  • Chris Zannetos
  • Ted Nesi, Politics/Business Editor, WPRI-TV


  • Tuesday, August 18
  • 7:00pm to 9:00 pm


Contact Information

Kathleen Currul-Dykeman

Director of the Martin Institute for Law and Society

Noelle Preston

Administrative Assistant