Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for California State Assembly District 55 —incumbent Isaac Bryan (D) and Keith Cascio (R)— completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.
Eighty-eight of the country’s 99 state legislative chambers will hold regularly scheduled elections in 2022. The Democratic Party controls both chambers of California’s state legislature. California is one of 14 states with a Democratic trifecta government.
Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“Economic Justice Environmental Justice Criminal Justice Reform Housing/Homelessness. All the historic areas of inequity have been exacerbated by the Covid 19 pandemic. Now is the time for intersectional policy solutions that center those who have been most impacted by failed policies of the past.”
“The three greatest concerns facing our beautiful district in 2022, all of which can be addressed with a commitment to economic justice and racial justice, are (1) emerging victorious from the scourge of COVID-19, (2) rebalancing of public safety and renewal of the community’s relationship with our law enforcement agencies, (3) compassion and discernment in improving the housing security of our neighbors in a time of housing scarcity.”
Click on candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.
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