Both candidates running in the April 4, 2023, general election for Madison Common Council District 19 — John Guequierre (nonpartisan) and Kristen Slack (nonpartisan) — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.
Here are the candidates’ responses to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“Lifting up our most disadvantaged neighbors lifts us all up and will make Madison more prosperous, healthy and livable for all. That’s why I’m passionate about affordable housing, climate action, good-paying jobs, and equal opportunity for all.”
“My whole career has been focused on a range of social welfare issues, particularly poverty and child maltreatment. Public policies play an especially large role in the reduction of both…The other major focus of my research, teaching, and professional service work involves developing, implementing and evaluating a range of prevention strategies.”
Click on the candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.
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