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All candidates for North Carolina House of Representatives District 34 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

All of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for North Carolina House of Representatives District 34 — Tim Longest (D), Ashley Seshul (R) and Kat McDonald (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 North Carolina’s state legislature. North Carolina is one of 13 states with a divided government.

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

Longest:           

“I am personally passionate about education, voting rights, and taking action to protect our climate and natural resources.”

Seshul:       

“EDUCATION, ECONOMY (TAX POLICY, RESPONSE TO INFLATION, AND BUSINESS FRIENDLY POLICY), FREEDOMS, and COMMUNITY SAFETY”

McDonald:

“Criminal Justice Reform, Housing Reform, Education Reform, Abortion, the War on Drugs”

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All candidates for Nevada State Assembly District 21 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Nevada State Assembly District 21 — incumbent Elaine Marzola (D) and Jon Petrick (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?       

Marzola:           

“Education is the key to a successful and safe community. That has been my model for as long as I can remember. Having a great school system with excellent teachers is vital to Nevada’s future, and for the future of our children. I know this first hand, as my son and I both received an education in this magnificent state.”

Petrick:       

“Healthcare

As a physician for over 20 years, this is my foremost concern for both our state and nation. I understand the shortcomings of our current healthcare system which continues to disenfranchise people from effectively managing their own health outcomes.”

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All candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives Belknap 1 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for New Hampshire House of Representative Belknap 1 — incumbent Tom Ploszaj (R) and Sean Kavanagh (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 New Hampshire’s state legislature. New Hampshire 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?            

Ploszaj:       

  1. “Promise #1 kept!: Listened to and represented the residents. Not an agenda of either a political party’s nor my own”
  2. “Promise #2 kept!: Communicated with and provided residents and town officials with updates to my voting thoughts and plans for their input prior to casting their District’s votes”
  3. “Promise #3 kept!: Refrained from political rhetoric, treated and interacted with each resident as an individual with their own unique beliefs, not as a political subset”

Kavanagh:       

  1. “ECONOMY I will use my business experience to promote an economy that uses New Hampshire’s human and natural resources to improve the lives of the residents of this region.”
  2. “WOMEN’S RIGHTS ‘Live Free’ also extends to the women of New Hampshire, and their rights to bodily autonomy. I unequivocally support a woman’s right to choose.”
  3. “EDUCATION I will work to protect K-12 public education by attracting and retaining the best teachers. I will also research ways to allow school choice that is fair and equitable.”

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  1. Tom Ploszaj
  2. Sean Kavanagh

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All candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives Belknap 1 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for New Hampshire House of Representative Belknap 1 — incumbent Tom Ploszaj (R) and Sean Kavanagh (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 New Hampshire’s state legislature. New Hampshire 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?            

Ploszaj:       

  • “Promise #1 kept!: Listened to and represented the residents. Not an agenda of either a political party’s nor my own”
  • “Promise #2 kept!: Communicated with and provided residents and town officials with updates to my voting thoughts and plans for their input prior to casting their District’s votes”
  • “Promise #3 kept!: Refrained from political rhetoric, treated and interacted with each resident as an individual with their own unique beliefs, not as a political subset”

Kavanagh:       

  • “ECONOMY I will use my business experience to promote an economy that uses New Hampshire’s human and natural resources to improve the lives of the residents of this region.”
  • “WOMEN’S RIGHTS ‘Live Free’ also extends to the women of New Hampshire, and their rights to bodily autonomy. I unequivocally support a woman’s right to choose.”
  • “EDUCATION I will work to protect K-12 public education by attracting and retaining the best teachers. I will also research ways to allow school choice that is fair and equitable.”

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All candidates for New Hampshire House of Representatives Hillsborough 45 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for New Hampshire House of Representative Hillsborough 45 — Karen Calabro (D) and Colton Skorupan (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 New Hampshire’s state legislature. New Hampshire 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?            

Calabro:       

  • “Economic Stability: In order for people to find stability in their lives, they need to have economic stability.”
  • “Experience/Educational expansion- part of financial stability lies in having the right experience for the job.”
  • “Freedom/Constitutional rights and Personal freedoms: there are few things more important than our State Constitution, and the rights it provides us.”

Skorupan:       

  • “Freedom First. When contemplating any legislation, individual freedom has intrinsic value that must be weighed”
  • “Ballot and voting integrity are primary for the basic function of a republic”
  • “The Constitution exists as a rulebook that protects us all. Follow it or amend it, but never ignore it.”

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All candidates for Oregon House of Representatives District 24 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Oregon House of Representative District 24 — Victoria Ernst (D) and Lucetta Elmer (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 Oregon’s state legislature. Oregon 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?            

Ernst:       

“The environment; agriculture; affordable housing and homelessness; access to healthcare, mental healthcare, and substance abuse care; access to justice, including both the civil and criminal legal systems; supporting strong public education; ensuring our economy works for all of us; and protecting democracy and human rights.”

Elmer:       

“Advocating for Small Businesses When COVID-19 hit, unnecessary shutdowns and mandates destroyed our neighborhood stores and restaurants while helping the big chain stores remain open. Lucetta knows the impact that mandates and bad policies have had on our local District 24 businesses.”

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All candidates for Texas House of Representatives District 65 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Texas House of Representative District 65 — Brittney Verdell (D) and Kronda Thimesch (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? 

Verdell:

  • “Brittney will fight for better education and our children’s safety.”
  • “Brittney will work to codify women’s rights and expand Medicaid in Texas.”
  • “Brittney draft legislation for common sense gun laws.”       

Thimesch:   

  • “We need real property tax reform.” 
  • “We need to secure the Texas border for our safety now and to protect our future.”
  • “We need to provide a quality education that prepares our future workforce.”

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All candidates for Franklin County Court of Common Pleas General Division in Ohio complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Franklin County Court of Common Pleas General Division in Ohio — Jessica Barwell and Julie Lynch — 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 Franklin County Courts website, the Court of Common Pleas General Division has “original jurisdictional authority over all felony cases and all civil cases in which the sum or matter in dispute exceeds $15,000.”

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

Barwell:

“I believe in ‘Blindfold Justice’ for everyone that will enter my courtroom. I believe that all persons accused of a crime in my courtroom will receive fair justice regardless of who is representing them, their socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and most importantly, their race.”   

Lynch:   

“Safety of my community. The gun violence is out of control. Young adults have easy access to firearms and that is leading to so many deaths and assaults. I am passionate about finding a way out of this gun violence culture that is so prevalent in our community.”

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All candidates for Phoenix Union High School District Governing Board Ward 2 in Arizona complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Phoenix Union High School District Governing Board Ward 2 in Arizona — Alan Aversa and Signa Oliver — 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 Phoenix Union website, the Governing Board’s mission includes the “responsibility to identify District needs, to be responsive to those needs, and to plan short and long-range strategies to meet them.”

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?            

Aversa:           

  • “Parents are children’s primary educators.”
  • “Schools help parents.”
  • “Preparing the future generation”

Oliver:       

  • “Public Schools need to be overfunded to repair the damage of years of underfunding to provide the students, educators and administrators with the resource necessary for a quality public education.”
  • “Restorative justice and equity for all students is imperative to provide an enriching public school education experience that will guide them to be the best version of themselves as adults.”
  • “Public school safety is a must to ensure all students, faculty and staff can experience a safe environment to learn, thrive and grow.”

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All candidates for California Controller complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for California Controller—Malia Cohen (D) and Lanhee Chen (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 California State Controller is an elected state executive office established by the California Constitution. The controller acts as the state’s accountant and bookkeeper, tracking and controlling disbursement of state funds from the treasury. The controller also administers the Uniform State Payroll System, audits various state and local government programs, and disburses state aid to lower-level governments.

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

Cohen:

“I am passionate about issues involving justice and equity. I want to create a fair and transparent financial system in the state that delivers on its promises to building a California where everyone thrives. This means holding corporations accountable for paying their fair share and improving state technological infrastructure to create a system that everyone can use. I have done this throughout my career and will continue to do so as the next Controller.”

Chen:

“I have a deep passion for fiscal responsibility, transparency, and government accountability. I believe that sunshine is the best disinfectant, and if we give Californians true and full transparency into how their tax dollars are spent, they will demand a more accountable and efficient state government. As Controller, I will put an end to the Sacramento excuses and produce results.”

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