All candidates for Michigan House of Representatives District 43 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Michigan House of Representatives District 43 — Mark Ludwig (D) and Rachelle Smit (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 are the main points you want voters to remember about your goals for your time in office?                    


  • “I will work to restore faith in our elections.”
  • “Climate change must be addressed to maintain our economy and agriculture. Time is short!”
  • “Our public institutions like schools and health departments need less lying and more trying from our legislature”


  • “Adhering and following the Constitution”
  • “Upholding the conservative Republican values”
  • “God, Family, Country”

Click on the candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.

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