Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Kansas House of Representatives District 64 — Patricia Smetana (D) and Lewis Bloom (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 Kansas’s state legislature. Kansas is one of 13 states with a divided government.
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?
- “Support immediate tax cuts with reasonable and actionable solutions to aid our farmers, small business owners, and families; while stimulating and attracting business growth and expansion.”
- “Support FULL funding for general & special education, with emphasis on FULL support for our educators, staffing, and retention”
- “Increase access to healthcare in rural and local communities, support the implementing of programs like Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE); FULLY support expansion of Medicaid.”
- “Kansas agriculture is better represented.”
- “Public officials should be held to the same standard as the everyday people of Kansas.”
- “Cutting burdensome regulations and lowering taxes.”
Click on the candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.
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