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All candidates for New York State Assembly District 30 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for New York State Assembly District 30 — Steven Raga (D) and Sean Lally (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 New York’s state legislature. New York is one of 14 states with a Democratic trifecta.

Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: Who are you? Tell us about yourself. 

Raga:               

“For four years, I worked as a Chief of Staff to Assemblymember Brian Barnwell. From experience, I can tell you issues that everyday residents are facing; I’ve worked with non-profit organizations that are filling vital gaps in providing community resources and services.”

Lally:

“I am a Medical Freedom, law and order candidate for New York State Assembly in Queens, NY. I have removed trash in my neighborhood, educated about the importance of health as the first line of defense against disease, and work with a group that rejects the policies of the New World Order. “

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All candidates for Nevada State Assembly District 18 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Nevada State Assembly District 18 — incumbent Venicia Considine (D) and Christine DeCorte (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 Nevada’s state legislature. Nevada is one of 14 states with a Democratic trifecta.

Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What are the main points you want voters to remember about your goals for your time in office?            

Considine:           

  • “A good paying job, a stable home, access to quality healthcare, and an equitable education system are requirments to build a life with dignity.”
  • “Equality and equal rights.”
  • “Protecting our environment so we can leave the next generations a sustainable planet.”

DeCorte:       

  • “A Government For the people BY the people.”
  • “Education and family values”
  • “Small Business/ Entrepreneurialism is the backbone of our country”

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All candidates for Texas House of Representatives District 52 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Texas House of Representatives District 52— Luis Echegaray (D) and Caroline Harris (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 Texas’s state legislature. Texas is one of 23 states with a Republican trifecta.

Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What are the main points you want voters to remember about your goals for your time in office?            

Echegaray:       

  • “Mental Health Care: Our legislature must address funding and availability of Mental Health care in TX.”
  • “Education: We must adequately finance education again, with the State funding 50-60% of the budget.”
  • “Veterans Services: Identify Veterans in all Texas counties permitting expanded services for homeless Veterans, unemployed Veterans, and tackle Veteran suicides.”   

Harris:           

  • “Secure the Border and Stop Illegal Immigration”
  • “Stop Critical Race Theory and ensure parents have a say in what their kids are taught.”
  • “Back the Blue: Stop the radical defund the police movement”

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All candidates for Texas House of Representatives District 50 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

All three of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Texas House of Representatives District 50— incumbent James Talarico (D), Victor Johnson (R), and Ted Brown (L) — 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 Texas’s state legislature. Texas 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?        

Talarico:       

“If I am re-elected to serve in the Texas House of Representatives, my top priorities will be to continue organizing for a high quality and equitable education for all of our children as-well-as affordable and accessible health care for all Texans. These foundational issues have been overshadowed by endless Republican culture wars for too long.”

Johnson:

“I will work hard to end Property Tax in this State and to pass an amendment to ensure that it never happens again. With property taxation you never truly own your home, you rent it from the state. If you rent your home, you pay property taxes in the form of higher rent. Texas generates enough surplus income to make the switch to a broad based consumption tax and eliminate all property taxes now.”

Brown:

Besides the key messages of Personal Freedom issues and Economic Freedom issues, I am interested in Police Reform, Criminal Justice Reform, Election Reform, and Government Reform. For example, under Government Reform, I believe in Initiative, Referendum, and Recall at the state level; term limits for state officials; and electing the Secretary of State.”

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All candidates for Texas House of Representatives District 47 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Texas House of Representatives District 47— incumbent Vikki Goodwin (D) and Rob McCarthy (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 Texas’s state legislature. Texas is one of 23 states with a Republican trifecta.

Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What are the main points you want voters to remember about your goals for your time in office?        

Goodwin:       

  • “Providing an excellent education for all children is foundational. Our schools prepare our youth for a successful future, being productive in their communities and solving the issues of the day.”
  • “It is imperative we address climate change now. Texas experienced an unprecedented storm in Feb. 2021 and was unprepared for it. Resiliency demands we maintain a diverse power grid, and protecting the environment means we must stop allowing venting and flaring of gas.”
  • “Texans deserve access to affordable healthcare, and we should expand Medicaid as one step toward increasing coverage. State leaders have shown poor leadership when it comes to COVID precautions, banning mask and vaccine mandates which could have saved lives.”

McCarthy:

  • “Keep Government Limited – The Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Texas explain the role of government. Questions of the propriety of a government action can be answered in these pages. Restricting government from overreach will lower expenditures and enable a reduction of tax rates.”
  • “Spending Must Be Responsible – All members of government have the responsibility to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars. It is essential that spending is limited and extremely targeted when necessary.”
  • “Protect Our Community – All of us who have chosen to make Travis County our home have invested in this community. Both home owners and renters are choosing to invest their time and money in building a life here and deserve a fully funded and trained force of first responders to protect that investment.”

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All candidates for Texas House of Representatives District 23 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Texas House of Representatives District 23— Keith Henry (D) and Terri Leo-Wilson (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 Texas’s state legislature. Texas is one of 23 states with a Republican trifecta.

Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What are the main points you want voters to remember about your goals for your time in office?        

Henry:               

  • “JOBS!”
  • “Education”
  • “Women’s Rights”

Leo-Wilson:           

  • “Lower our property taxes”
  • “Secure the border”
  • “Keep liberal indoctrination and ‘Critical Race Theory’ out of our schools”

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Voting policy amendment certified for the Nov. ballot in Michigan

On Sep. 9, 2022, the Michigan Board of State Canvassers certified a citizen-initiated measure to amend voting policies for the election on Nov. 8. The initiative will appear on the ballot as Proposal 2.

The certification came after the Michigan Supreme Court rejected a challenge to Proposal 2. Attorneys for the Defend Your Vote group, which opposes the initiative, filed a challenge against the initiative campaign in August. The challenge said that the initiative “fails to strictly adhere, as required, to the form required by the Michigan Constitution and state statute” and that it does not identify all the provisions of the Michigan Constitution it would abrogate. 

On Sept. 8, the Supreme Court sided with the initiative campaign and ordered the Board of State Canvassers to certify the measure for the election on Nov. 8, 2022.

The Promote the Vote 2022 campaign submitted 669,972 signatures on July 11, 2022, in order to qualify the measure for the ballot. The campaign needed 425,059 valid signatures in order to qualify the measure. On Aug. 25, the State of Michigan Bureau of Elections reported that the measure submitted an estimate of 507,780 valid signatures.

If approved by voters this November, the measure would:

  • amend the Michigan Constitution to provide voters with a right to vote without harassment, interference, or intimidation;
  • require military or overseas ballots to be counted if postmarked by election day;
  • allow for a signed affidavit, as an alternative to the existing photo ID requirement, to vote;
  • provide voters with a right to use a single application to vote absentee in all elections;
  • require state-funded postage for absentee applications and ballots;
  • require one state-funded absentee ballot drop box for every municipality or one drop box per 15,000 registered voters in larger municipalities;
  • provide that only election officials may conduct post-election audits;
  • require nine days of early in-person voting;
  • allow publicly-disclosed charitable donations and in-kind contributions to fund elections; and
  • require canvas boards to certify election results based only on the official records of votes cast.

Proposal 2 will join two other measures certified for the Michigan ballot in November. The measures certified for the Michigan ballot are:

  • Proposal 1, which would change the term limits requirement for state legislators and financial disclosure requirements for state executive and legislative officials
  • Proposal 2, which would make changes to voting policies, including dropboxes, photo ID or signed legal documents, early voting, and absentee voting
  • Proposal 3, which would create a state constitutional right to reproductive freedom, defined to include abortion, contraceptives, and other matters related to pregnancy.

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All candidates for Texas House of Representatives District 136 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

All three of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Texas House of Representatives District 136 — incumbent John Bucy III (D), Michelle Evans (R), and Burton Culley (L) — 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 Texas’s state legislature. Texas 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?

Bucy:       

“Some specific legislative priorities include but are not limited to: increasing Texas’ share of public school funding to at least 50 percent, reforming the BIP process to ensure students are getting the SPED services they need, passing Medicaid expansion, improving funding and access to mental health services…”

Evans:   

“I am most passionate about the protection of personal liberties from government overreach and the defense of parental rights. I am also concerned about sex trafficking throughout our state.”

Culley:

“Fiscal reasonableness, ending failed/costly policies such as the ‘Drug War’, revamping the immigration process, strengthening the energy sector, reducing government regulations.” 

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All candidates for Texas House of Representatives District 100 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Texas House of Representatives District 100— Venton Jones (D) and Joe Roberts (L) — 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 Texas’s state legislature. Texas is one of 23 states with a Republican trifecta.

Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What are the main points you want voters to remember about your goals for your time in office?        

Jones:               

  • “I was born and raised in the House District.”
  • “My work will continue to focus on serving low and middle-income communities, and those individuals with the highest rates of unresolved health disparities.”
  • “I am prepared to fully serve our district and bring much-needed lived and professional experience to serve in this seat for the long term.”

Roberts:           

  • “I am the only ‘anti-mandate’ candidate on the ballot this November. I will fight in Austin to make sure that the jobs and businesses of Texans are protected from being ruined by over-reaching ’emergency mandates.'”
  • “I will lead the fight to end our expensive, oppressive prison system by decriminalizing marijuana and other “victimless” crimes. Non-violent drug offenders should not be incarcerated, and limited police resources should be directed to true threats to our safety.”
  • “I support Texas becoming an immigrant-friendly state. Peaceful people from other countries should be allowed to come here without all the expensive ‘red tape,’ and they should be able to work and create economic value for everyone.”

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All candidates for Nevada State Assembly District 13 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Nevada State Assembly District 13— Will Rucker (D) and Brian Hibbetts (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 Nevada’s state legislature. Nevada 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?

Rucker:

“Being married to a nurse has provided me with a unique perspective on the immense challenges our first responders face. I’m the grandson of a teacher, army veteran, and domestic worker, the son of a dad who owned a small business and a mom who worked a traditional job. I know the benefits of hard work, the sacrifice of service, and that our quality of life isn’t guaranteed. We need to modernize our economy and that can only happen if we modernize our consciousness. I am passionate about creating a social floor that supports all of us without exceeding the bounds of our ecological limits.”

Hibbetts:

“Having been born and raised in Las Vegas, I have dedicated my life to protecting our communities as a member of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. I believe that every individual has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. However, during the pandemic we saw the majority party infringe on our constitutional rights through blanket mandates that closed our schools and businesses. I support reforms that limit the governor’s emergency powers and places them with the people’s house. As your representative, I will always fight to ensure that our individual liberties are not infringed.”

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