Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Georgia House of Representatives District 97 — Ruwa Romman (D) and John Chan (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 Republican Party controls both chambers of Georgia’s state legislature. Georgia is one of 23 states with a Republican trifecta government.
Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“I’m running on a platform focused on fully funding public education, bridging the economic opportunity gap, expanding access to healthcare, and protecting our fundamental right to vote. Underinvesting in education is one of the biggest threats to our society and a detriment to our community. Here in Georgia, education accounts for 50% of our budget, yet Georgia ranks 38th in the nation and underpays its teachers.”
“Crime Reduction. Securing personal liberties. Parental rights in the education of their children & removing CRT. Securing religious freedoms. Working to reduce local taxes & regulations on the tax payers and on businesses. Listening to the people and doing everything I can to be the leader they need, this is not about me, it’s about them and what I can do for them.“
Click on candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.
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