Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Oregon House of Representatives District 48 — Hoa Nguyen (D) and John Masterman (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 areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“As your Representative, I will work for all families to have the opportunity to thrive. My priorities include: Education – I will fight to fund our schools, increase access to childcare, and invest in robust workforce programs. Housing – I will advocate for equitable affordable housing solutions that match our district’s unique make-up of urban and rural communities. Economic Development – North Clackamas and East Portland are among the fastest growing areas of Oregon.”
“Don’t mess with our kids. A basic education should cover the things needed to enter the adult world, such as reading, writing, basic math, civics, finances, and history. Exposing children to pornographic material in the name of sharing incredibly age-inappropriate material is not acceptable. A person cannot enter a legally binding agreement until turning 18, so why are public schools pushing to teach five year olds about sexuality?”
Click on candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.
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