Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Arizona State Senate District 18 —Priya Sundareshan (D) and Stan Caine (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 Arizona’s state legislature. Arizona is one of 23 states with a Republican trifecta.
Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“I have spent my career in environmental law and policy in an effort to reduce our use of fossil fuels and prevent climate change. Transitioning to renewable energy and revamping our transportation systems to minimize fossil fuel consumption is fundamental to ensuring that we leave a livable planet for our children.”
“I’m passionate about doing the right thing and working to advocate for self-responsibility. I want to give parents choices for how their children are educated and the right to know what their children are being taught. I want people to feel and be safe in their homes, community, and state. I believe in the adage “Follow the Money” to see where in the state budget resources are being allocated.”
Click on candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.
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