Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Arkansas State Senate District 35— Tyler Dees (R) and Doug Peterson (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 Arkansas’s state legislature. Arkansas is one of 23 states with a Republican trifecta government.
Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“Limiting government overreach and mandates, reducing taxes, responsible budget management, defending the unborn through pro-life standards, Increasing parental voices for protection of their children and celebrating the many success of the people in our district.”
“Personal property tax is an unfair, inefficient burden on the people and business interests of Arkansas. It is unjustly biased against rural residents and small business owners. We enacted a Constitutional amendment in 1992 to exempt furniture and other specific personal use items, but left in place taxes on things like lawn mowers and backyard chickens.”
Click on candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.
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Arkansas State Senate elections, 2022