Both candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Michigan House of Representatives District 40 — incumbent Christine Morse (D) and Kelly Sackett (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 Michigan’s state legislature. Michigan is one of 13 states with a divided government.
Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“I am passionate about women’s ability to maintain bodily autonomy and make their own healthcare decisions. This basic human right is at grave risk and I will do what I can to ensure it is not taken away. I am passionate about keeping our children safe at school. There are many common sense areas of gun legislation that even gun owners agree upon such as universal background checks and extreme protection orders.”
“I am very passionate about education. Our children are our future. Political agendas and special interests have no place in education. Student success should be priority number one in education. It’s time for us to get back to the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic. Parents should be the most important special interest group in their children’s education.”
Click on the candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.
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