Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for California State Senate District 10 —Lily Mei (D) and Aisha Wahab (D) — 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 California’s state legislature. California 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?
“Nothing is more important to me than keeping our communities safe and ensuring all kids have opportunities to succeed. That’s why I secured millions to improve our schools, expanded Safe Routes to School programs, and increased funding for public safety.
At a time when fierce political division threatens meaningful progress, my approach is to bring people together across party and ideological lines to solve our region’s toughest challenges.”
“Income inequality and opportunity inequality continue to cripple the entire Bay Area. The divide between the haves and the have-nots is growing, and this will have severe consequences for our businesses, schools, and livelihoods. I will support policies that bridge this divide by raising wages and creating jobs that provide a living wage and stable benefits so that families are not priced out of the region. I’ll also work to expand support like affordable child care and paid leave.”
Click on the candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.
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