All three of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 29 —Tim Brennan (D), Diane Smith (R), and Rob Ronky (I) — 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 Pennsylvania’s state legislature. Pennsylvania is one of 13 states with divided government.
Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“I am interested in improving education opportunities, investing in infrastructure and improving the dialogue in Harrisburg. Our legislature has failed to fund public education or address structural deficits, while subsidizing shale and big business at the expense of our kids, targeted tax relief and early childhood education.”
“Our economic policies that includes taxes, protecting our environment and preserving open space and the quality of our lives, small businesses/farmers and our infrastructure (both road/bridges and utility).”
“I would vote to keep Pa pro choice. I believe as parents we can do better teaching our children about choices they make. Take the time to explain how babies are made. Teach them ways to be safe. Teach them they can talk to us about how some actions may change their lives.”
Click on candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.
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