Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Michigan House of Representatives District 20 —Noah Arbit (D) and Albert Mansour (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 Michigan’s state legislature. Michigan is one of 13 states under divided government.
Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
- “Hate Crimes – As a member of the Jewish and LGBTQ+ communities, the issue of hate crimes is deeply personal to me.”
- “Mental Health – Addressing Michigan’s mental health crisis – especially among youth and seniors – is mission #1 for me.”
- “Democracy & Rights – There could scarcely be a more important issue than safeguarding our democracy and constitutional rights – including the freedom to choose, the freedom to vote, and the freedom to love.”
- “Limiting Government and protecting against governmental overreach.”
- “Protecting families and parental rights when it comes to education and raising our children.”
- “Protecting our Constitutional rights from being infringed upon.”
Click on candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.
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