Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Alabama House of Representatives District 45 — Susan DuBose (R) and Kari Whitaker (L) — 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 Alabama’s state legislature. Alabama is one of 23 states with a Republican trifecta.
Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“Government overreach- The government is seeking to control too much of our everyday lives and we need to fight back. Deciding which businesses can remain open, who has to be vaccinated, requiring we wear a mask to get on a plane, ESG- Environment Social Government scores control too many business decisions. What’s next? The Social Credit Scoring like the Chinese have?”
“NO MORE TAXES: You work hard for every single dollar you earn, and those dollars belong in your pocket. In times of economic uncertainty, every citizen must learn how to live within a budget, and our government should be able to do the same. With sky-rocketing fuel prices and record-breaking inflation, I would work to immediately repeal Kay Ivey’s misguided gas tax and to eliminate sales tax on basic necessities, such as groceries and medicine.”
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