Both candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 30A — Sonja Buckmeir (D) and Walter Hudson (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 Minnesota’s House of Representatives. Minnesota 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?
“Public education. Schools are the beating heart of our communities. Investing in our students is investing in our community’s future. For our family, school was also a connection to friends and activities. I love our schools, and I am grateful for the excellent education they provide all students. I support Education Minnesota and its mission to give every student regardless of where they live, what they look like, where they pray, or who they love, a safe and welcoming school environment.”
“Parents stand as the guardians of their children, both by nature and by moral right. The education and upbringing of children should be entirely governed by parents. Unfortunately, the compulsory nature of public education has enabled radical activists to coopt the system as a means to intervene and interfere in childrearing, seeking to spread perverse values though the classroom in defiance of parental wishes. We need to give parents 100% control of dollars going to education, restoring the proper relationship between parent and educator.”
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