Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Michigan House of Representatives District 8 —Mike McFall (D) and Rob Noble (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 with divided government.
Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“We must destigmatize mental illness and make care affordable and available when people need help, whether in times of crisis or for routine care. Every kid in Michigan deserves a great public education and providing that is a priority. This starts with affordable or free childcare and preschool for all kids and continues on through making college and technical training affordable and accessible. I will fight for voting rights and oppose every effort to disenfranchise voters or to place barriers between voters and their ballots.”
“1) One item that riles me more than most is the discussion with grade school children of sex and transgenderism. This is WRONG! There is plenty of time for a child to gage their personal lifestyle and a grade school child should be a kid, learning and playing and not thinking about issues such as this! 2) Our teachers are valuable and they should not be forced to take pay cuts or lay-offs because of ‘our’ draconian Governor and her horrible decisions. 3) We need to pay good teachers great money and retain the best of the best. Quality teachers deserve better incomes!”
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