Below are a selection of responses from the candidates who filled out Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey since April 12. To read each candidate’s full responses, click their name at the bottom of the article.
Randi McCallian is running for Missouri’s 8th Congressional District and the Democratic primary is on Aug. 2. Here’s how McCallian responded to the question “What qualities do you possess that you believe would make you a successful officeholder?”
“I have empathy and I can listen. We need to remember that representatives should represent us – to do that they need to be good at listening to, and empathizing with, what their constituents experience. I am also very organized, driven to accomplish important tasks, and I enjoy working with other passionate people.”
Click here to read the rest of McCallian’s answers.
C.W. Gardner is running for U.S. Senate and the Republican primary is on Aug. 2. Here’s how Gardner responded to the question “What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?”
“[I am] committed to legalizing marijuana at the federal level, eradicating potholes, banning single-ply toilet paper, building high-speed rail across Missouri, abolishing the undemocratic Electoral College/Voting rights, universal healthcare, renewable energy (wind, water, and solar), carbon tax/carbon dividends, teaching Critical Race Theory (traditional and Dale Earnhardt Sr. versions), legalizing sports betting across the U.S., unions and working-class folks, $20 federal minimum wage, pro-housing policies (YIMBY), full governmental disclosure of UFO existence and extraterrestrial presence, expanding access to legal immigration, [and] vitalizing the River des Peres.”
Click here to read the rest of Gardner’s answers.
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- Randi McCallian – Missouri’s 8th Congressional District
- Bing Schimmelpfenning – Missouri House of Representatives District 62
- C.W. Gardner – U.S. Senate
- Jamie Johnson – Missouri House of Representatives District 12
- Merry-Noella Skaggs – Missouri State Senate District 26