Below are a selection of responses from the candidates who filled out Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey since June 8. To read each candidate’s full responses, click their name at the bottom of the article.
Wally Long is running for election to the Missouri House of Representatives to represent District 157 and the Republican primary is on Aug. 2. Here’s how Long responded to the question “What do you perceive to be your state’s greatest challenges over the next decade?”
“School/education funding. Infrastructure funding. Reducing our need for federal funding and the strings attached to it.”
Click here to read the rest of Long’s answers.
Pamela Paul is running for election to the Missouri House of Representatives to represent District 68 and the Democratic primary is on Aug. 2. Here’s how Paul responded to the question “What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?”
“Polices that involve the issues that effect families abilities to thrive, such as jobs, education, and access to resources. I am a proponent of policies that promote access to healthcare, especially for seniors, children, hard working people, people with mental health challenges and substance use disorders, and the general underserved. I am also passionate about policies that protect homeowners rights. Additionally, policies that guide the rights of people to engage in local and state wide government issues are very important. I believe that decisions that will govern our lives need to include the desire of the many along with the few.”
Click here to read the rest of Paul’s answers.
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- Wally Long (R) – Missouri House of Representatives District 157
- Pamela Paul (D) – Missouri House of Representatives District 68
- John Dady (R) – U.S. House, Missouri’s 6th Congressional District
- John Woodman (D) – U.S. House, Missouri’s 7th Congressional District
- Mary “Kathy” Steinhoff (D) – Missouri House of Representatives District 45
- Tracy Grundy (D) – Missouri House of Representatives District 107
- George Hruza (R) – Missouri State Senate District 24