Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Arizona State Senate District 3 —Thomas Dugger (D) and John Kavanagh (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 really would like to return sanity and common sense to Arizona legislature. Millions of dollars are being spent on political grandstanding, and billions on tax cuts for the rich. We need to address our water issues proactively instead of reactively, invest more in our schools to attract high-paying jobs and companies, and protect bodily autonomy.”
“I am passionate in many areas of public service. Having spent all 16 years of my legislative time as a member of the appropriations committee, many times as its chairman, I am especially interested in the budget. I have acquired great knowledge in this area and hope to continue serving and using that knowledge to produce fiscally sound and conservative budgets.”
Click on candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.
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