Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 142 — incumbent Lucy Dathan (D) and Donald Mastronardi (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 Connecticut’s state legislature. Connecticut 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?
“When I talk to voters at their doors, the devastating cost of insurance and prescription drugs is a heartbreaking story I hear over and over again. As a member of the Insurance and Real Estate Committee, I have been able to make a commitment on behalf of all Norwalk and New Canaan residents to increase access to health care, mental health parity, ending surprise billing, and removing barriers to affordable and comprehensive care a reality.”
“I am very passionate about fixing our deficits and long term debt. For 5 decades the Democrats have controlled the budget in this state and have put us on a path to bankruptcy. We need to bring common sense solutions to government and run it like I run my businesses, reward efficiency and hard work, eliminate waste, and work within a budget.”
Click on the candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.
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