Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Washington State Senate District 35 — Julianne Gale (D) and Drew MacEwen (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 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 areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“Creating an Economy That Works for Everyone • Addressing the Climate Crisis by Sensibly Transitioning to a Livable Future • Respecting Tribal Sovereignty • Championing Our Public Schools • Accessible & Affordable Healthcare • Gun Safety • Safe & Affordable Housing”
“As a senior member of the House Appropriations committee I am very concerned about our state having sustainable budgets. With that we can ensure we have a strong economy, well funded K12 education, and proper funding for public safety.”
Click on candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.
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