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All candidates for Chula Vista City Council District 2 in California complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Chula Vista City Council District 2 in California —Jose Preciado and Steve Stenberg — 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 Chula Vista 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. The city council consists of five members including the mayor. All are elected to four-year terms and are limited to serving two terms of office. 

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?  

Preciado:   

  • “Public safety is a top priority. I will partner with law enforcement, social agencies and the community to address the root causes of crime – and ensure Measure A sales tax dollars go toward hiring officers.”
  • “Home prices are skyrocketing. As President of a local nonprofit, I advocate for fair housing and affordable options. I will expand services for unhoused people and housing options for young adults, working families and seniors.”
  • “Revitalize West Chula Vista by attracking new employers and supporting micro business development.”

Stenberg:           

  • “I will prioritize public safety by ensuring our neighborhoods are adequately staffed with police and firefighters to maintain quick response times during crisis.”
  • “I support Chula Vista’s small business community to ensure a strong local economy and more revenue for quality city service.”
  • “Improve and update infrastructure in Northwest Chula Vista and ensure our older communities receive their fair share of resources.”

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All candidates for Gavilan Joint Community College District Board of Trustees Area 7 in California complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Gavilan Joint Community College District Board of Trustees Area 7 in California —incumbent Irma Gonzalez and Jose Martinez-Saldana — 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 Gavilan community college website, “the Board of Trustees is responsible for setting policy for the District. Registered voters in geographical divisions elect the seven Board members for four-year terms.”

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?  

Gonzalez:       

  • “Advocating for Quality Education”
  • “Advocating for Student Success.”
  • “Just In Time Mobile Food Pantry”

Martinez-Saldana:               

  • “My priority is and has always been student success. So I commit to do everything possible to expand access to Gavilan College for SBC residents and work with district and community leaders to upgrade district instructional facilities.”
  • “I want to see Gavilan continue on a path to fiscal health.”
  • “I will work hard to build effective and productive collaborative partneships that will place the District’s service to the community as the guiding principle.”

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All candidates for Jackson County Legislature District 1 in Missouri complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Jackson County Legislature District 1 in Missouri — Manny Abarca (D) and Christina McDonough Hunt (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 Jackson County Legislature functions as the county’s legislative body. It enacts all county ordinances, which are subject to approval or veto by the county executive, and appoints the county clerk and county auditor. The Jackson County Legislature has nine members who are elected to four-year terms.

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?                    

Abarca:

  • “If we don’t curb the impact of extreme spikes in property taxes, we will drive out the very folks that make us such a diverse and vibrant County.”
  • “We must strengthen our economic development efforts in Jackson County.”
  • “A regional approach to every priority, from the redesigning of our publicly funded healthcare systems, to a regional transit systems that balances entertainment and workforce commutes.”

Hunt:           

  • “Fair Property Tax Assessments- Property taxes must be fair, and it begins with fair assessments.”
  • “Crime & Drugs – Drugs are a major issue in our communities. I stand for funding of community programs and groups that educate and work to prevent drug use and distribution.”
  • “A Balanced and Economical Budget – I believe in a balanced, fair, and economical budget. Excess spending hurts our community.”

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All candidates for Ada County Coroner in Idaho complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Ada County Coroner in Idaho — incumbent Dottie Owens (D) and Rich Riffle (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. 

According to the Ada County website, the County Coroner “is responsible for certifying the cause and manner of death for Ada County cases as well as managing the daily operations of the office.”

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?    

Owens:       

  • “Actual, Verifiable Experience Does Matter!! THis position is non-partisian and important for ALL members of our Ada County.”
  • “My staff will NEVER be thought of as ‘worker bees’, but are professionals in their field with compassion, training and quality work”
  • “Always working hard for my community of Ada County”

Riffle:   

  • “I am not a stranger to the type of work being conducted by this office. I’ve worked with the families involved and have treated all with dignity, respect, and compassion.”
  • “Coming from a law enforcement background, I will be able to easily work with local agencies and ensure our office provides information and assistance in a timely manner.”
  • “I will strive to be fiscally conservative while maintaining the high standards of this office.”

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All candidates for Arapahoe County Assessor in Colorado complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

All three of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Arapahoe County Assessor in Colorado — incumbent PK Kaiser (D), Robert Andrews (R), and Joshua Lallement (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. 

According to the Arapahoe County website, the County Assessor “discovers, lists, classifies and values all real and personal property in Arapahoe County. The Assessor’s Office also is responsible for maintaining public records, including ownership and parcel maps.”

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?    

Kaiser:       

  • “Transparency, Accountability, Fairness and Equity”
  • “Serving senior citizens and disabled veterans with property tax exemption”
  • “I am committed to serve the people, year after year and election after election”

Andrews:   

  • “Experience Matters – I have appraised thousands of home and my opponent has never appraised a property.”
  • “Arapahoe County Deserves Better! The assessors office is a full-time position and expect the Assessor to report to work every day and all day.”
  • “I will advocate to increase the, 20 year old, Senior Homestead Exemption & Disables Veterans Act is funded and increased to keep up with inflation.”

Lallement:       

  • “Understanding that taxation destroys, and punishes prosperity.”
  • “Solution, start by assessing one-dollar property taxes across the board, and go from there as the people of Arapahoe County are able, and willing.”
  • “The current system of assessment, and valuing property in Arapahoe County is also a great destruction of Liberty when properties are assessed higher for the sole corrupt purpose of raising taxes to fund monopolized government bureaucracies.”

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All candidates for Superior Court of San Diego County in California complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Superior Court of San Diego County in California — Pete Murray and Peter Singer — 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 Superior Courts are the trial courts of the California court system. Each of California’s 58 counties has a superior, or trial, court. Trials take place in the California Superior Court system in more than 450 courthouses. The superior courts hear civil and criminal cases, as well as family, probate, and juvenile cases

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?    

Murray:       

  • “An unparalleled breadth and depth of experience along with unmatched academic pedigree that represents an enormous value-add to the San Diego Superior Court Bench.”
  • “Strict adherence to the rule of law while ruling with compassion, understanding and respect for all individuals. Ethically above reproach for 31 years.”
  • “Unusually broad support across the entire spectrum of both the legal and law enforcement profession as well as the broader community of San Diego.”

Singer:       

  • “The only candidate with judicial experience: 29 years of judging cases for the Municipal and Superior Courts.”
  • “Already on the San Diego Superior Court bench with an OUTSTANDING RECORD!”
  • “Singer serves on the faculty of the California Judicial College, actively training new judges and commissioners!”

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All candidates for South Orange County Community College District District 6 in California complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for South Orange County Community College District District 6 in California — Ryan Dack and Pramod Kunju — 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 South Orange Community College District Board of Trustees is a seven-member board tasked with developing policies for the college’s operation. Each board member is elected at large to a four-year term.

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

Dack:       

“I’m genuinely passionate about education and believe it should be accessible to all, regardless of income.”

Kunju:

“Empowering today’s students to be tomorrow’s leaders.”

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All candidates for Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors District 7 in California complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors District 7 in California — incumbent Gary Kremen and Rebecca Eisenberg — 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 Santa Clara Valley Water website, the board is “comprised of seven members, each elected from equally-divided districts drawn through a formal process. The purpose of the Board, on behalf of Santa Clara County, is to provide Silicon Valley safe, clean water for a healthy life, environment and economy.”

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?            

Kremen:       

  • “I help keep our area with safe, clean and affordable water”
  • “I worked on keeping our creeks clean during homelessness (1/4 of all homeless live in the creeks).”
  • “I brought in a $484 million state grant for emergency water storage”

Eisenberg:

  • “I Believe Water is a Human Right. Every person deserves access to safe and clean water, regardless of financial circumstances or social status”
  • “I Believe in Climate Action & Social Justice. We must stop destroying and start repairing our natural environment.”
  • “I believe in clean government, transparency, and fiscal responsibility.”

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All candidates for San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk — Barbara Bry and Jordan Marks — 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 San Diego County website, the office is responsible for “fair and uniform assessments of all taxable property in accordance with property tax laws; to provide for the orderly and expeditious recordation, archiving and retrieval of legal documents submitted and to provide for the efficient distribution to the public.”

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?            

Bry:       

  • “Equity—treat everyone fairly, ensure that all properties are appraised at their fair value on a timely basis according to our current laws and that corporate property owners pay their fair share.”
  • “Transparency and integrity—to act in the public interest. A current senior official has plead guilty for funneling contracts to his wife.”
  • “Modernization—make the website easier to use, bring in new technology to better track and produce records, and develop new tools to improve customer service online, in-person and over the phone.”

Marks:           

  • “Endorsed by Firefighters and Public Safety for being the only qualified candidate they trust to protect taxpayers from overtaxed and ensuring customers continue to receive great customer service!”
  • “Since joining the office, I’ve enhanced our customer experience, receiving a 98.6% “outstanding” customer feedback rating.”
  • “Protect the law limiting annual property tax increases on homeowners and renters -ensuring a more affordable San Diego!”

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All candidates for Lexington City Council District 2 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Lexington City Council District 2 — Shayla Lynch and Josh McCurn — 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 Lexington City Council, which is more commonly known as the Urban County 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?            

Lynch:           

  • “For over 17 years I have found fulfillment in serving our community in various capacities and I want to continue this work as your city council member.”
  • “When making decisions on behalf of our community, I will give voice to those whose opinions are frequently ignored. I’m inspired to keep fighting because there is hope for a brighter future.”
  • “As a member of your city council, I invite you to join me at the table as we work to build thriving communities in our city. There’s no need to get pull up a chair; I’ve got one just for you! Let’s get this job done together!” 

McCurn:           

  • “Public Safety- Getting a handle on crime and the activity that is happening in our community begins by addressing what is working and to make it better, and what is not working and finding solutions.”
  • “Lexington is a community where I want you to work, play, learn, and live. Every culture and background is welcome in Lexington and ensuring that the needs of the community are met, especially with affordable housing, is vital to the growth of our city.”
  • “Building a stronger, more unified Lexington has been a passion of mine before running for office. Building bridges and tearing down divisions, we are a community as a whole and need the opportunity to understand our neighbors.”

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