22News hosted a debate Friday for the 2nd Hampden House seat. Rep. Brian Ashe (D) and Allison Werder (R) were in the 22News studio.
Incumbent Democrat Brian Ashe is running for his sixth term in office this year. A Democrat, he was first elected in 2008. Prior to his service in the legislature, he had been a member of the Longmeadow Select Board.
He is challenged this year by Republican Allison Werder, the former president of Mass Live. Like Ashe, Werder is also a Longmeadow resident.
The suburban-based district includes all precincts in Longmeadow, Hampden, and Monson, as well as three out of the four precincts of East Longmeadow.
22News is hosting a series of debates ahead of the election. Click here for a full schedule.