Below are a selection of responses from the candidates who filled out Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey since July 14, 2022. To read each candidate’s full responses, click their name at the bottom of the article.
Alan Green is running for Missouri State Auditor and the Democratic primary is on Aug. 2. Here’s how Green responded to the question “What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?”
“I have always been a fiscal watchdog. We must find the necessary funds to retain and attract good quality workers for the State of Missouri. Nationally, Missouri ranks near the bottom in pay for state employees, teachers and so many categories. We can and must do better.”
Click here to read the rest of Green’s answers.
Ryan Meyer is running for Jackson County Legislature to represent District 2 At-Large and the Democratic primary is on Aug. 2. Here’s how Meyer responded to the question “Who do you look up to? Whose example would you like to follow, and why?”
“The women in my life have always been the model of strength that I try to live up to. Politically, I look up to Harry Truman. He was principled and honest. He fought tooth and nail for what he believed, and he took no guff from anybody. I would like to live up to that tradition in Jackson County Missouri politics.”
Click here to read the rest of Meyer’s answers.
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- Alan Green (D) – Missouri State Auditor
- Zac Sweets (D) – Jackson County Legislature, District 2 At-Large
- Ryan Meyer (D) – Jackson County Legislature, District 2 At-Large
- Samantha Deaton (D) – Missouri House of Representatives, District 134