Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey: Madison Common Council roundup

Wisconsin is holding elections, including for Madison Common Council, on April 4, 2023. A number of candidates running in these elections completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.

Below is a selection of responses from a candidate who filled out the survey as of Feb. 26. To read the candidate’s full responses, click their name at the bottom of the article.

Julia Matthews (nonpartisan) is running for Madison Common Council District 12 and the general election is on April 4, 2023. Here’s how Matthews responded to the question: “What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?

“Housing, transportation, Noise mitigation & pollution from F35s (PFAS pollution), Traffic issues.”

Here’s how Matthews responded to the question: “Please list below 3 key messages of your campaign. What are the main points you want voters to remember about your goals for your time in office?

  • “Support affordable and accessible, lower market-rate housing in the district
  • Continue to provide excellent outreach to constituents and find earlier opportunities for community input, seek out voices and facilitate involvement for community members who have not been as involved in City processes
  • Advocate for North-South bus rapid transit (BRT) line and access to other increased public transportation options to the north side especially.”

Click here to read the rest of Matthews’ answers. 

If you’re a Wisconsin candidate or incumbent, click here to take the survey. The survey contains over 30 questions, and you can choose the ones you feel will best represent your views to voters. If you complete the survey, a box with your answers will display on your Ballotpedia profile. Your responses will also populate the information that appears in our mobile app, My Vote Ballotpedia.

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