Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Texas House of Representatives District 76 — Suleman Lalani (D) and Dan Mathews (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 Texas’s state legislature. Texas is one of 23 states with a Republican trifecta.
Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What areas of public policy are personally passionate about?
“For many years I felt a sense of frustration seeing how our healthcare system was failing people throughout their lives. In my practice, geriatric medicine, I saw people riddled with ailments that would have been prevented with continuously regular health care. Because of this life experience I will focus on healthcare and the economic impact of lacking healthcare.”
“Dan’s campaign will focus on strong conservative values, securing elections, protecting our Second Amendment rights, improving the Texas school system, border security, increased energy independence, supporting law enforcement and protecting families and children. Dan is a servant leader and will campaign that way.”
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