Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Indiana House of Representatives District 89 — incumbent Mitch Gore (D) and Michael-Paul Hart (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 Republican Party controls both chambers of Indiana’s state legislature. Indiana is one of 23 states with a Republican trifecta.
Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“In addition to the key messages of our campaign of mental health and addiction treatment, public safety, and reproductive freedom, I’m also passionate about Hoosiers’ health where my voting record shows I am committed to expanding affordable healthcare, including reigning in the outrageous costs of prescription medicines, especially for my neighbors on fixed incomes.”
“The areas of public policy that are of personal passion are the ones that directly impact Hoosiers and their everyday life the most. It’s their community’s safety, children’s education, and the cost of their health care. It’s also how much of their paycheck they keep and ensuring their property taxes don’t go through the roof every assessment.”
Click on the candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.
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