The debate was hosted by the Lowell Sun with media partners the Town Crier and Wilmington and Tewksbury Patch.
Earlier in the evening, both candidates gave brief presentations at a forum hosted by the Tower Hill Neighborhood Association in Lawrence.
Adams told the crowd there are a lot things that need to change on Beacon Hill.
“What I provided as your state representative is a consistent voice for local aid Lawrence receives,” Adams said. “We need to make sure that local aid is consistent and not being cut.”
Finegold mentioned new businesses opening in the city, his efforts to create new jobs, increased public safety and the positive direction of the school system under the leadership of Superintendent/Receiver Jeffrey Riley.
“I’ve always been the person when people tell me what can’t be done, I prove them wrong,” Finegold said.