Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Oregon House of Representative District 24 — Victoria Ernst (D) and Lucetta Elmer (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 Oregon’s state legislature. Oregon 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?
“The environment; agriculture; affordable housing and homelessness; access to healthcare, mental healthcare, and substance abuse care; access to justice, including both the civil and criminal legal systems; supporting strong public education; ensuring our economy works for all of us; and protecting democracy and human rights.”
“Advocating for Small Businesses When COVID-19 hit, unnecessary shutdowns and mandates destroyed our neighborhood stores and restaurants while helping the big chain stores remain open. Lucetta knows the impact that mandates and bad policies have had on our local District 24 businesses.”
Click on the candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.
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