He will participate in a Bend Chamber debate on March 4th with his opponent John Hummel, a former Bend City Councilor and criminal attorney.
City Club requested Flaherty participate in a debate in April and he said no.
Flaherty claims he hasn't hired a campaign manager or set up a campaign website. He says he'll do that when someone qualified runs against him for D.A.
Hummel doesn't appreciate the dig.
"Well, I think that's what the community is sick and tired of from him, that so called "snide" leadership form him. I haven't referred to him in those terms. He's qualified and I'm qualified. We each have different strengths and weaknesses. I'm disappointed with that comment, but unfortunately that's par for the course with him."
KBND is also trying to arrange a debate between Flaherty and Hummel.