Both candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Michigan State Senate District 4 — incumbent Darrin Camilleri (D) and Houston James (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?
“As a former teacher, I care deeply about our public schools and our education systems. We need to invest more in our schools from pre-k through college or trade school to give all our kids the opportunity to succeed. And coming from an area of Wayne County that needs substantial infrastructure investment, I want to do all I can to help fix our roads, bridges, and block train crossings.”
“I am passionate about bypassing political, corporate, and other leadership elites and direct my efforts towards the average citizen. That is what makes America great, the rank and file, the small business owners, skilled trade workers, service workers, farmers and their families. In Lansing, I will advocate for us, all of us.”
Click on the candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.
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