Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Ohio House of Representatives District 56 — Joy Bennett (D) and Adam Mathews (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 Ohio’s state legislature. Ohio is one of 23 states with a Republican trifecta government.
Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What do you perceive to be your state’s greatest challenges over the next decade?
“Human rights for all. I am committed to protecting the basic human rights of women and historically oppressed people by enacting laws that guarantee our freedom and equal standing in our homes, communities, and under the law, and blocking laws that strip us of our rights and bodily autonomy. Human rights also include access to quality education, living wages, dignified work, and healthcare.”
“Pro-Liberty Adam believes the government should be bound by our Constitutions and laws. We need to strengthen the State Legislature against overreach, especially when it interferes with our schools, businesses, and daily lives. Decision-making should be as local as possible, ideally down to the individual and municipal levels.”
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