Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 87 —Kristal Markle (D) and Thomas Kutz (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 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 a defender of women’s rights, equal rights, victim’s rights, public education and putting people before politics. I am thrilled to be making history in the 87th district. I will be the first Democrat to sit in this seat and advocate for you. Together, we are breaking glass ceilings by doing the right thing with character and true leadership.
We, the American people, have faced a brutal assault of sickness, death, separation, war, loss, and division. I will lead with courage and love that unites and breathes new life into what can seem hopeless.”
“As someone building a family in Cumberland County, Thomas is most passionate about leaving the next generation in a better place than Pennsylvania is today. For Thomas, this means advocating for policies that will make Pennsylvania the next hotbed for businesses to come to and where families can move for a great quality of life. Thomas is passionate about ensuring our children have a quality education and that their schools are safe. Thomas is also passionate about finding ways to fund infrastructure improvements so that we can rebuild our roads and bridges. Thomas is pro-life and a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and will promote policies that protect life in all forms.”
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