All candidates for Oregon House of Representatives District 12 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Oregon House of Representatives District 12 —  Michelle Emmons (D) and Charlie Conrad (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 are the main points you want voters to remember about your goals for your time in office?


  • “Strong Local Economies”
  • “Access to Healthcare, EMS, and Public Safety”
  • “Climate Resiliency and Sustainable Lands Management”           


  • “People come before politics – the government is there to enforce the rule of law, provide public goods, and maintain equal opportunities for everyone.”
  • “Taxes need to be spent wisely and which provide a positive return on investment for the tax payers.”
  • “The focus should be developing and providing opportunities for the working class – they are the backbone of our economy.”

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

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