All candidates for Oregon House of Representatives District 53 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Oregon House of Representatives District 53 —  Emerson Levy (D) and Michael Sipe (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?  


  • “School Safety and Gun Safety: I consider school safety and gun safety as the fight of my life.”
  • “Reproductive Rights: I am the only pro-choice candidate in this race.”
  • “Homelessness: Everyone deserves to feel safe in our community.”


  • “Government Overreach”
  • “The Economy & Small Business”
  • “Law and Order / Public Safety”

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

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