Four Republican candidates are seeking the state House seat being vacated by Rep. Colby Schwartz, who announced in March that he would not run for reelection. The winner of the Republican primary will face Democratic candidate Sarah Baker in the general election.
Occupation: United Methodist minister
Quotable: “I feel called to run in this campaign because I feel that our state’s rights are being encroached upon by our federal government.”
Occupation: Vice president for academic affairs at Redlands Community College; retired U.S. Coast Guard officer
Quotable: “It is essential that District 43 be represented by a proven Christian leader with years of experience in education, government, economic development and immigration and drug enforcement.”
Quotable: “I just see lobbyists and (political action committees) and pressure groups changing the way legislation is made. I believe in limited government. People should have a direct voice.”
John Paul Jordan
Quotable: “(I’m running) to make sure the Christian conservative values that I grew up here with in Canadian County are actually represented up at the Capitol.”