Category2022 elections

All candidates for Arkansas House of Representatives District 10 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Arkansas House of Representatives District 10 — Kate Schaffer (D) and Mindy McAlindon (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 Arkansas’ state legislature. Arkansas 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?            

Schaffer:       

  • “I care about the value of Arkansas’ creative economy, investing in more art and technology at all levels of education—Pre K through Higher Ed—means keeping our kids in our home state.”
  • “I support the state doing its part to boost Public/private partnerships to solve our workforce development, transportation and affordable housing hurdles.”
  • “I’ll fight for quality and affordable early childhood education through Pre K and head start programs. I support the RAISE Act, we must pay teachers more.”

McAlindon:   

  • “Lower Taxes will help families thrive and lead to economic opportunities.”
  • “School Choice will help families make the best educational decisions for each child. It will also help all schools improve.”
  • “Economic Development will help Arkansas utilize its many resources and become the best it can be.”

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All candidates for Arizona House of Representatives District 26 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Arizona House of Representatives District 26 — Cesar Aguilar (D) and Flavio Bravo (D) — 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 Arizona’s state legislature. Arizona 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?            

Aguilar:

  • “Since 2008, Arizona has not kept up with properly funding public education across the board from Kinder to higher education. K-12 needs a minimum of a continued funding of over $1 Billion dollars, public higher education is short $300 million dollars.”
  • “Cesar wants to make sure we expand medicaid to working families so that our communities are healthy and able to survive.”
  • “As Arizona grows we need to make sure that jobs are properly compensating their employees who help them succeed by allowing them to join a union”

Bravo:           

  • “As a first-generation college graduate, I recognize the importance of fully-funded public education and I will support our children, teachers, and each of our neighborhood schools.”
  • “It’s time we treated housing as a critical part of ensuring safe communities. I will advocate for programs to make housing more affordable for everyone.”
  • “No one should be denied access to healthcare based on their personal circumstances. I will work to expand access to public health resources across our community.”

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All candidates for California State Senate District 4 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for California State Senate District 4 — Maria Alvarado-Gil (D) and Tim Robertson (D) — 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 California’s state legislature. California 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?            

Alvarado-Gil:       

  • “Protect Your Paycheck by Opposing Taxes, Lowering Gas Prices and Addressing Inflation”
  • “Keep You Safe through Wildlife Prevention and Suppression and Justice for Victims”
  • “Protecting the Sierra and Central Valley Way of Life, Representing Our Values, Securing our Water Supply and Bringing Better Education Opportunities”

Robertson:       

  • “I’ll work with anyone, regardless of party, to get to the root causes of our biggest problems — lack of jobs, affordability, health care, and education — and change the status quo.”
  • “Create jobs with benefits and expand technical and skilled education opportunities for local students.”
  • “Enhance public safety, including hiring more police officers who reflect the communities they serve, fund crime prevention efforts and fund a plan to mitigate and suppress wildfires.”

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All candidates for East Bay Municipal Utility District Board of Directors Ward 3 in Alameda County, California, complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for East Bay Municipal Utility District Board of Directors Ward 3 in Alameda County, California — incumbent Marguerite Young and Mark Seedall — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office. 

According to the East Bay Municipal Utility District website, the Board of Directors “consists of seven members publicly elected by geographical wards. Each Director is elected to a four-year term.” 

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?            

Young:       

  • “Make us more resilient in the face of droughts, Since being elected we have led the state in innovative approaches to address the droughts we’ve experienced over the past eight years.”
  • “Keep our water safe and affordable for everyone — Expanding our customer assistance program for low income customers, led in keeping the water on 24/7 during covid and PSPS.”
  • “Lead on Climate Action and Resource protection — Acheieved wild and scenic status for the Mokelumne our source water, Champion for Bay Protection, won a commitment to be carbon neutral by 2030”

Seedall:       

  • “Accelerating Local Infrastructure Improvements and Carefully Managing EBMUD Utility Rate Increases.”
  • “Creating a more resilient water supply by emphasizing water conservation and water recycling. Acclerate the use of recycled water at the Chevron and Phillips refineries within the EBMUD Service Area.”
  • “Improve access to EBMUD’s 29,000 acres of Local Watershed Lands for recreational uses. EBMUD restricts public access to most of these properties.”

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All candidates for Fremont City Council District 4 in California complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Fremont City Council District 4 in California — incumbent Yang Shao and Bryce Beckel — 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 Fremont City Council is the city’s primary legislative body. It is responsible for adopting the city budget, approving mayoral appointees, levying taxes, and making or amending city laws, policies, and ordinances.

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?            

Shao:       

  • “I will continue to engage Fremont residents and help them ensure their voices are heard.”
  • “My 3 top priorities: Public Safety, City Financial Stability and Sustainability, Response to Homelessness”
  • “Major Endorsements:California State Treasurer Fiona Ma California Assemblyman Bill Quirk Former California Assemblyman Kansen Chu Alameda County Supervisor David Haubert Fremont Mayor Lily Mei Fremont City Councilmember Rick Jones”

Beckel:   

  • “Education is a life-long process, and educational opportunities should be provided for all ages.”
  • “Housing is a right for all and we must work to keep people in their homes.”
  • “Being unhoused is not a crime and should not be treated as such. We must invest to provide housing to our unhoused community.”

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All candidates for Santa Ana City Council Ward 4 in California complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Santa Ana City Council Ward 4 in California — incumbent Phil Bacerra and Amalia Mejia — 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 Santa Ana City Council is the city’s primary legislative body. It is responsible for approving and adopting the city budget, levying taxes, and making or amending city laws, policies, and ordinances.

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?            

Bacerra:           

  • “Take real action on the homeless.”
  • “Protect our community by increasing resources for our Police and Fire Departments.”
  • “Create economic opportunities by actively advocating for business-friendly policies.”

Mejia:                   

  • “A product of Santa Ana from and for the community.”
  • “A leader who has sat at the table with state and local decision-makers to solve problems.”
  • “A leader with formal education and lived experiences ready create change for the community.”

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All candidates for Massachusetts House of Representatives 9th Norfolk District complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Massachusetts House of Representatives 9th Norfolk District — Kevin Kalkut (D) and Marcus Vaughn (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 Massachusetts’ state legislature. Massachusetts is one of 13 states under a divided 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?       

Kalkut:       

  • “Once-in-a-Generation levels of investment are being made at the federal level in our communities through relief and infrastructure programs.”
  • “The preservation of the natural characteristics of this district needs to be balanced against the growing need for affordable housing options.” 
  • “Our schools and educational systems have supported our children through impossible conditions.”

Vaughn:       

  • “Protect Your Tax Dollars”
  • “Defend Public Safety”
  • “Promote Local Buisnesses”

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All candidates for Colorado House of Representatives District 49 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

All of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Colorado House of Representatives District 49 — incumbent Judith Amabile (D), Kathryn Lehr (R), and Daniel Lutz (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 Democratic Party controls both chambers of Colorado’s state legislature. Colorado 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?            

Amabile:           

“I am passionate about mental health access. I’m one of a legion of parents who know the despair of trying to access mental health services in a system that seems designed for failure.”

Lehr:   

“It’s time to get rid of the political overclass who are concerned with moving Colorado further to the left in an effort to create permanent majorities in the Governor’s office, the General Assembly, and all the way down to school boards and clerks and recorders.”

Lutz:

“I am passionate about policy concerning Fire safety and Environmental conservation, my time in the Marines has given me a passion for policies concerning veterans care and general public safety.”

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All candidates for California State Assembly District 4 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for California State Assembly District 4 — incumbent Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D) and Bryan Pritchard (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 California’s state legislature. California 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?            

Aguiar-Curry:           

  • “My first priority as a legislator is making the needs of small cities and rural communities heard in Sacramento.”
  • “I am working hard every day, fighting for the needs for District 4 – better schools, health care for everyone, affordable housing, a strong economy, supporting our farmers, preventing climate change.”
  • “I also believe strongly in a woman’s right to control her own body.”

Pritchard:   

  • “We need to do a better job at preventing wildfires in the state of California”
  • “Water is a huge concern for us all and we must do a better job at conserving our water”
  • “Our children are vital to our future success. California ranks near the bottom of almost every category in eduction and we need to change that.”

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All candidates for Maine House of Representatives District 135 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Maine House of Representatives District 135 — Daniel Sayre (D) and Jared Hirshfield (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 Maine’s state legislature. Maine 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?       

Sayre:           

  • “Grow and diversify Maine’s economy. Through leading a national summit on educating the technical workforce, I’ve learned how to help Maine develop a stronger technical workforce and grow our Tech and Manufacturing sectors.”
  • “Provide more opportunities for Maine’s young people to build thriving careers without leaving the state by making opportunities for career education and skills training in High School, Community College and elsewhere more affordable, visible, and attractive.”
  • “Address the housing cost crisis with policies that increase inventory of housing to rent and own at prices that working-class people can afford.”

Hirshfield:       

  • “As a young person living in Kennebunk, I have a unique view on Maine’s population crises. I want to stay in Maine and build a life here. Current policies make that future difficult to achieve.”
  • “For there to be increased opportunities for young people like me to live, work, raise a family, and be secure and safe in our later years, we must play a role in developing and advocating policies that are in the best interests of every generation.”
  • “I believe municipalities and communities are the best decision makers. On most policy issues, Augusta is not fit to tell Kennebunkers how their town should be run.”

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