Below are a selection of responses from the candidates who filled out Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey since July 17. To read each candidate’s full responses, click their name at the bottom of the article.
Bryce Lockwood is running for election to the U.S. House to represent Missouri’s 7th Congressional District and the Democratic primary is on Aug. 2. Here’s how Lockwood responded to the question “What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?”
“Becoming upset with the lack of affordable health care for friends and associates, the lack of expansion of the Medicare Program after voting Missourians overwhelmingly urged their government to do so in two elections, the deterioration of our nation’s transportation networks, highways and bridges, Mr. Lockwood decided to file for the Missouri 7th US Congressional District on the last day of filing, March 29th, 2022.”
Click here to read the rest of Lockwood’s answers.
Jason Pearson is running for Jackson County Executive and the Republican primary is on Aug. 2. Here’s how Pearson responded to the question “Please list below 3 key messages of your campaign. What are the main points you want voters to remember about your goals for your time in office?”
“I already have a pension from Jackson County. There is no reason to go back unless I feel I could make a difference. I have direct experience in the Assessment Department. I’m a perfectionist who is not comfortable unless things are accomplished. No problems would be too big or small to address.”
Click here to read the rest of Pearson’s answers.
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- Bryce Lockwood (D) – U.S. House, Missouri’s 7th Congressional District
- Manny Abarca (D) – Jackson County Legislature District 1
- Michael Baumli (D) – Missouri State Senate District 12
- Megan Marshall (D) – Jackson County Legislature District 3 At-Large
- Jason Pearson (R) – Jackson County Executive
- Sharon Spero (Nonpartisan) – Clay County Commission Western District-Seat 2
- Mitchell Sudduth (D) – Jackson County Legislature District 2