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All candidates for Idaho House of Representatives District 14B complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Idaho House of Representatives District 14B — Shelley Brock (D) and Josh Tanner (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 Idaho’s state legislature. Idaho is one of 23 states with a Republican trifecta government.

Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?

Brock:

“I’ve been a leading voice for the protection of Idahoans and their property from the negative impacts of irresponsible oil and gas drilling and other polluting industries that have been allowed by our lawmakers to operate too close to our homes, schools and rivers. I’m for free enterprise. I’m for development.” 

Tanner:

“Having grown up in Idaho, I realize the challenges that Idaho’s growth has had on our State and our infrastructure. I see the pain that our cities, counties and districts are experiencing in our struggle to manage this substantial growth. As Chairman of the Eagle Fire District, I have been successful in implementing Impact Fees so that new growth covers its own cost. I believe in managing this exponential growth in a way that pays for itself.” 

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All candidates for Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District — Delia Ramirez (D) and Justin Burau (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.

The outcome of this race will affect the partisan balance of the U.S. House of Representatives in the 118th Congress. All 435 seats in the House are up for election. As of September 12th, Democrats hold a 220-210 advantage in the U.S. House with five vacant seats. Illinois’ current congressional delegation consists of 13 Democrats and 5 Republicans.

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?

Ramirez:

“As State Representative, Delia helped lead the fight for the Reproductive Health Act, which enshrined the right to abortion access in Illinois – even if Roe v. Wade is overturned. Delia passed a law that extends Medicaid to all low-income people over the age of 42, making Illinois the first state in the nation to grant healthcare access to seniors regardless of immigration status. She will fight to expand healthcare access and pass Medicare for All in Congress.”

Burau:

“Healthcare is one of the main issues we face as a nation and Justin is ready to tackle this challenge. Justin is in favor of expanding healthcare options for all citizens to help make premiums lower. He supports competition across state lines and pledges to never support a federal mandate. Those with Pre-existing conditions will be protected. Additionally, consumers will be protected by requiring insurance companies to disclose the cost they pay for procedures for all patients.”

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All candidates for Indiana State Senate District 14 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Indiana State Senate District 14 — Zach Heimach (D) and Tyler Johnson (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 government.

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?        

Heimach:               

  • “Supporting Education: Backing Teachers and Schools for an Empowered Community”
  • “Responsible Governance: Putting Facts, People and Principle Above Attitudes, Politics and Power”
  • “Expanding Mental Healthcare: Creating More Opportunities for Access to Health and Well-being”

Johnson:           

  • “I am a pro-life physician, not a politician.”
  • “Conservatives should not shy away from standing up for their values.”
  • “Support free market ideas and solutions.”

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Six abortion-related measures are on the ballot in 2022—the most on record for a single year

In 2022, there are six ballot measures addressing abortion—the most on record. Measures have been certified for the ballot in California, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, and Vermont. Votes on these ballot measures follow Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which held that the U.S. Constitution does not confer a right to abortion.

Voters in California, Michigan, and Vermont will be the first to decide on ballot measures to establish state constitutional rights to abortion. These measures are also the first abortion-related ballot measures since 1992 to have the support of organizations that describe themselves as pro-choice/pro-reproductive rights.

In August, voters in Kansas rejected a measure to provide that the state constitution cannot be interpreted to establish a state constitutional right to abortion. Turnout on the amendment was 49%, exceeding the number of votes cast in the state’s U.S. Senate and gubernatorial primaries on August 2. On November 8, voters in Kentucky will decide on a similar amendment. These types of amendments are designed to address previous and future state court rulings on abortion that have prevented or could prevent legislatures from passing certain abortion laws. 

In November, voters will decide on five abortion-related ballot measures:

  • California Proposition 1: Amends the California Constitution to provide that the state cannot “deny or interfere with an individual’s reproductive freedom in their most intimate decisions,” including decisions to have an abortion or to choose or refuse contraceptives
  • Kentucky Constitutional Amendment 2: Amends the Kentucky Constitution to state that nothing in the state constitution creates a right to abortion or requires government funding of abortions
  • Michigan Proposal 3: Amends the Michigan Constitution to provide a state constitutional right to reproductive freedom, defined to include abortion, contraception, and other matters related to pregnancy
  • Montana LR-131: Provides, in state law, that infants born alive at any stage of development are legal persons and requires medical care to be provided to infants born alive after an induced labor, cesarean section, attempted abortion, or another method
  • Vermont Amendment: Amends the Vermont Constitution to provide a state constitutional right to personal reproductive autonomy

From 1970 to August 2022, there have been 48 abortion-related ballot measures, and 41 (85%) of these had the support of organizations that described themselves as pro-life. Voters approved 11 (27%) and rejected 30 (73%) of these 41 ballot measures. The other seven abortion-related ballot measures had the support of organizations that described themselves as pro-choice or pro-reproductive rights. Voters approved four (57%) and rejected three (43%).

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All candidates for Illinois’ 1st Congressional District complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Illinois’ 1st Congressional District — Jonathan Jackson (D) and Eric Carlson (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.

The outcome of this race will affect the partisan balance of the U.S. House of Representatives in the 118th Congress. All 435 seats in the House are up for election. As of September 9th, Democrats hold a 220-210 advantage in the U.S. House with five vacant seats. Illinois’s current congressional delegation consists of 13 Democrats and 5 Republicans.

Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?

Jackson:

“STEMMING VIOLENT CRIME Jonathan will address gun violence by working to bring funds for youth programs and better community policing. He will strongly support legislation to end unlawful access to guns.

INCREASING AFFORDABLE HOUSING Jonathan will work with the Department of Housing and Urban Development to increase affordable housing in the Chicagoland region. He will support legislation that benefits first-time home buyers.”

Carlson:

“Education, employment, and cost of living. These are the key issues that affect everyone on a daily basis. When these issues are properly addressed it betters the lives of everyone in the community.

Foreign policy and the military. We live in a dangerous world, and if we lose focus of the threats facing us, we risk serious damage to our way of life.”

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All candidates for Georgia House of Representatives District 97 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

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Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Georgia House of Representatives District 97 — Ruwa Romman (D) and John Chan (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 Georgia’s state legislature. Georgia is one of 23 states with a Republican trifecta government.

Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?

Romman:

“I’m running on a platform focused on fully funding public education, bridging the economic opportunity gap, expanding access to healthcare, and protecting our fundamental right to vote. Underinvesting in education is one of the biggest threats to our society and a detriment to our community. Here in Georgia, education accounts for 50% of our budget, yet Georgia ranks 38th in the nation and underpays its teachers.”

Chan:

“Crime Reduction. Securing personal liberties. Parental rights in the education of their children & removing CRT. Securing religious freedoms. Working to reduce local taxes & regulations on the tax payers and on businesses. Listening to the people and doing everything I can to be the leader they need, this is not about me, it’s about them and what I can do for them.“

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All candidates for Idaho House of Representatives District 14A complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Idaho House of Representatives District 14A — Crystal Ivie (D) and Ted Hill (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 Idaho’s state legislature. Idaho is one of 23 states with a Republican trifecta government.

Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?

Ivie:

“I am most passionate about access to high-quality education for all people. This starts in a well-funded pre-K program, all-day kindergarten, and extends into education through high school graduation. Education that offers children their most strong chance at success differs from child to child. We must rely on experts in childhood education to offer their students the opportunities to succeed.”

Hill:

“Defending the Constitution is paramount and is the struggle of our age. We must fight for our fundamental rights and our freedoms. Government overreach must stop. No more mandates. We must resist the insanity of the cultural revolution underway in our country. It is divisive and toxic to our unity. Unity is our strength. It is a fight for the soul of America.” 

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All candidates for Indiana State Senate District 46 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Indiana State Senate District 46 —  Andrea Hunley (D) and Evan Shearin (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 government.

Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?

Hunley:               

“I believe education and a joy for learning are at the center of connected, strong communities. As a teacher and principal, I know how critical quality education is to students, families, and neighborhoods. Every child deserves a seat at a high-quality school – one where outcomes cannot be predicted by race or zip code, where teachers reflect the student body, and where connections are made to meet the full needs of each family.”

Shearin:           

“Infrastructure and Crime reduction are vital to Indianapolis and our state right now. But homelessness is also close to my heart. Also, I predict that energy prices will continue to increase this year, and the state of Indiana must be prepared to help low-income Hoosiers especially pay their power and heating bills.”

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All candidates for California’s 49th Congressional District complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for California’s 49th Congressional District —incumbent Mike Levin (D) and Brian Maryott (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.

The outcome of this race will affect the partisan balance of the U.S. House of Representatives in the 118th Congress. All 435 seats in the House are up for election. As of September 9th, 2022, Democrats hold a 220-210 advantage in the U.S. House with five vacant seats. California’s current congressional delegation consists of 42 Democrats and 11 Republicans.

Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?                                      

Levin:       

“Before I ran for Congress, I was a longtime advocate for climate action and a passionate believer in clean energy, with over a decade of experience in the industry helping to accelerate the transition towards more sustainable power generation and transportation options.”

Maryott:       

“We must get our nation’s financial house in order. I am eager to collaborate and lead on efforts to re-evaluate the role of federal government, and prioritize areas for reform. The CBO did a recent study and concluded that at the current rate of borrowing and spending increases – in twenty years over half of our annual tax revenues will be spent just servicing our debt.”

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All candidates for San Diego Unified School District Board of Education District C complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for San Diego Unified School District Board of Education District C —Cody Petterson and Becca Williams— completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.

The San Diego Unified School District school board consists of five members elected by district to four-year terms.

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

Petterson:       

“I’m a lifelong, 46-year resident of the District, a product of San Diego Unified, a UCSD lecturer, a policymaker, and a father. I have deep roots in the communities of coastal San Diego. I was brought home from University Hospital to UCSD’s Mesa Grad Student Apartments. I attended K-12 in San Diego Unified, I did my PhD in the UCSD Anthropology Department, and I’m the proud father of a Kindergartner and a Third Grader at Torrey Pines Elementary, where I serve on the School Site Council and Site Governance Team. I sit on the La Jolla Town Council and the Board of the San Diego International Sister Cities Association. I lecture in the UCSD Anthropology Department and serve as Senior Advisor for Education and Environment to San Diego County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer, who represents the subdistrict in its entirety. I’m fluent in Spanish and I’ve spent many years working and doing field research in Latin America, which I believe is essential in a district that is 47% Latinx and 27% English language learners.”

Williams:       

“Becca Williams is a founding member of Valor Education and founding board member of Valor Public Schools. In 2017 Valor Public Schools successfully obtained a charter to open three K-12 schools with a peak enrollment of 5,000 students in the Austin, Texas area. Valor’s distinct program offers students a full human education in the classical tradition, from the Great Books to advanced math and science. In 2021 parents gave Valor a 96% satisfaction rate, despite having to navigate through the difficulties of a pandemic, where a need for both in-person and distant learning emerged. Becca has also taught in first and fourth grade classrooms at one of the top charter schools in the country. A graduate of Belmont Abbey College, she holds a graduate degree in theology from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Washington D.C.” 

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