Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Washington House of Representatives District 36-Position 1 — Jeff Manson (D) and Julia Reed (D) — 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 Democratic Party controls both chambers of Washington’s state legislature. Washington is one of 14 states with a Democratic trifecta.
Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What are the main points you want voters to remember about your goals for your time in office?
- “Housing Affordability: Many of our neighbors can no longer afford to live in their homes, so they move out of the city, or onto our streets. To ease supply constraints, we need tens of thousands of additional housing units built in the region over the next decade. I will support smart density legislation, prioritizing transit-oriented development.”
- “Environmental and Climate Justice: We live in one of the most naturally beautiful regions of the world, yet our glaciers are melting and our summers days are choked with smoke from forest fires.”
- “Keeping our Communities Safe: Crime is increasing nationwide, including in our neighborhoods. Keeping our streets, homes, and small businesses safe requires a multi-pronged approach.”
- “Increasing housing affordability and availability: The future viability of our city and economy rests on increasing housing affordability and housing availability in Washington, where we have the fewest number of housing units per household of any state in the nation.”
- “Building community climate resiliency: As we work to reverse climate change, we need to help communities cope with these weather impacts today, which disproportionately impact people of color and low income people.”
- “Education and Workforce: We must fully fund K-12 education, including ensuring robust pathways to postsecondary credentials for all students.”
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