Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Michigan House of Representatives District 86 —Larry Jackson (D) and Nancy De Boer (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 are the main points you want voters to remember about your goals for your time in office?
- “Compassion in politics over the best policy.”
- “Listening to constituents at every level.”
- “Turning conversation into action is our policy.”
- “I am the only candidate in this race that has been in government and had many accomplishments while in government.”
- “While mayor of Holland our team was able to redo the civic center with no increased taxes by raising 30% of the funds privately.”
- “I am the only conservative Republican in this race.”
Click on candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.
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