, candidate for State Representative for the fourth Bristol District, formally challenged incumbent Steven Howitt to a series of seven debates, invoking the spirit of the Abraham Lincoln-Stephen Douglas debates in a letter sent to Howitt’s campaign.
In the letter, Carreiro offered his suggestion for seven subjects that may be discussed: the economy and jobs, housing and foreclosures, education, infrastructure and roads, the environment, government services and possible legislation and the cost and quality of health care. Carreiro does say that he is open to other suggested topics by Howitt.
Carreiro said in his official campaign announcement in July, "I want to have an open dialogue with the voters and between the candidates. Democracy needs dialogue and both of us owe it to the voters and our system of government to talk more about the issues facing us.”
Carreiro also said in the letter that his campaign would do the work on finding venues for the proposed debates, and that they would work around Howitt’s schedule in the Massachusetts legislature.