Who Are Your Midterm Candidates and Who Won the Election in 2018?

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Know Who Who Will Represent Your Retirement Needs

Important Update:

The midterm 2018 election winners indicated with a

Senior and retirement issues are large concerns in today's mid-term elections. Who wins office will directly affect your wealth, health, and happiness in retirement, so it is important not only to "Get Out and Vote", but also to know how the person you are voting for will represent you.

Here is a list of the candidates by state...find your state, lookup who is running, and vote! We will update the winners are the results come in.

Candidates by State

Alabama

Governor

Lt. Gov.

House

District 1

District 2

District 3

District 4

District 5

  •  Mo Brooks (R) - No site
  • Peter Joffrion (D) - website

District 6

District 7

  •  Terri Sewell (D) - website
  • No Republican Candidates
Alaska

Governor

Lt. Gov.

  • Debra Call (D) – No site
  • Kevin Meyer (R) - website
  • Byron Mallot (I) - website

House

At-large

VIDEO: 60 Seconds With Mark Begich (D) and Mike Dunleavy (R)

AARP asked the candidates for Alaska governor how they would introduce budget and tax reforms, create livable communities for seniors, improve access to home- and community-based services, and lower costs of health care.

QUESTION 1: Alaska faces a budget deficit of $2.7 billion for the next fiscal year, a shortfall of more than 50 percent. A state income tax and use of the Permanent Fund are the two main revenue options under consideration to close the gap. Where do you stand on these two options, and what is your plan for balancing the budget?

QUESTION 2: A livable community is one that is safe and secure, has housing that is affordable (no more than 30% of income is spent on housing), transportation options, and offers supportive community features and services for people of all ages and allows people to remain in their communities as they age. What steps will you take to ensure all Alaskans have access to livable communities?

QUESTION 3: The majority of Alaska residents want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. One way to ensure that they don’t have to move from their homes is to redirect spending away from more costly nursing home care and into home and community based services (HCBS). How will you help expand Alaska’s seniors’ access to quality services provided at home and in the community?

QUESTION 4: What will you do to ensure health care coverage is adequate and affordable for Alaska residents? [also could add at the end: “so that costs, such as premiums, deductibles, and other out-of-pockets expenses, are not burdensome on consumers or limit access to coverage or necessary services”

Arizona

Governor

Senate

House

District 1

District 2

  •  Ann Kirkpatrick (D) – website
  • Lea Marquez Peterson (R) - website

District 3

District 4

District 5

District 6

District 7

District 8

District 9

Arkansas

Governor

Lt. Gov.

  • Tim Griffin (R) - website
  • Frank Gilbert (L) - No site
  • Anthony Bland (D) - website

House

District 1

District 2

District 3

  • Jason Tate (I) - No site
  • Joshua Mahony (D) - website
  • Michael Kalagias (L) - No site
  •  Steve Womack (R) - website

District 4

  •  Bruce Westerman (R) - website
  • Hayden Shamel (D) - website
  • Susan Ann Martin (I) - No site
  • Tom Canada (L) - No site

VIDEO: 60 Seconds With Asa Hutchinson (R) and Jared Henderson (D)

AARP asked candidates for Arkansas governor how they plan to help reverse the trend of under-saving for retirement, support tax credits for caregivers, and expand services that allow senior citizens to live independently in their homes.

QUESTION 1: 530,000 residents in our state don’t have a way to save for retirement at work. Knowing that employees are 15 times more likely to save merely by having access to payroll deduction, what can you commit to do to reverse the trend of under saving for retirement, above and beyond education efforts?

QUESTION 2: Would you support providing a state income tax credit to family caregivers who use their own money to care for an older parent, spouse or other family member living with them?

QUESTION 3: How will you [protect/expand] services and supports [that/to] allow [more] seniors to live independently in their homes and communities?

California

Governor

Lt. Gov.

Senate

House

District 1

District 2

  • Dale Mensing (R) - No site
  •  Jared Huffman (D) - website

District 3

  • Charlie Schaupp (R) - No site
  •  John Garamendi (D) - website

District 4

District 5

District 6

  •  Doris Matsui (D) - website
  • Jrmar Jefferson (D) - No site

District 7

District 8

District 9

District 10

District 11

District 12

District 13

  •  Barbara Lee (D) - website
  • Laura Wells (G) - No site

District 14

District 15

District 16

District 17

District 18

  •  Anna Eshoo (D) - website
  • Christine Russell (R) - No site

District 19

  • Justin Aguilera (R) - No site
  •  Zoe Lofgren (D) - No site

District 20

  •  Jimmy Panetta (D) - website
  • Ronald Paul Kabat (I) - No site

District 21

District 22

District 23

District 24

District 25

District 26

District 27

District 28

District 29

  • Benito Bernal (R) - No site
  •  Tony Cardenas (D) - website

District 30

District 31

District 32

District 33

District 34

District 35

District 36

District 37

District 38

District 39

District 40

  •  Lucille Roybal-Allard (D) - website
  • Rodolfo Cortes Barragan (G) - website

District 41

District 42

District 43

District 44

  •  Nanette Barragán (D) - website
  • Aja Brown (D) - Withdrew

District 45

District 46

District 47

District 48

District 49

District 50

District 51

District 52

District 53

Colorado

Governor

House

District 1

District 2

District 3

District 4

District 5

District 6

District 7

VIDEO: 60 Seconds With Jared Polis (D) and Walker Stapleton (R)

AARP asked candidates for Colorado governor how they would provide essential services for older adults, promote retirement savings, protect PERA and create livable spaces so that seniors can remain in their communities as they age.

QUESTION 1: Colorado’s budget is uniquely constricted by sometimes conflicting Constitutional amendments that restrict taxes on one hand and raise them on the other. What ideas do you have for balancing these conflicting amendments so there is adequate revenue available in our state to provide essential services to the rapidly growing number of older adults and their families?

QUESTION 2: 54% of working Coloradans don’t have a way to save for retirement at work. Knowing that employees are 15 times more likely to save merely by having access to payroll deduction, what can you commit to do to reverse the trend of under saving for retirement, above and beyond education efforts?

QUESTION 3: Hard-working Coloradans who have paid into the PERA over a lifetime of hard work are expecting to receive the deferred compensation they’ve been promised. How will you protect promised public pension benefits that our active and retired public servants depend upon for a modest retirement? (Note: tentative question, based upon outcome of PERA bill during this legislative session).

QUESTION 4: A livable community is one that is safe and secure, has housing that is affordable (no more than 30% of income is spent on housing), transportation options, and offers supportive community features and services for people of all ages and allows people to remain in their communities as they age. What steps will you take to ensure all Coloradans have access to livable communities?

VIDEO: 60 Seconds With Brian Watson (R) and Dave Young (D)

The candidates for Colorado treasurer sit down with AARP to tell us how they would help reverse the trend of under-saving for retirement, and how they would provide essential services to older adults and their families.

QUESTION 1: 54% of working Coloradans don’t have a way to save for retirement at work. Knowing that employees are 15 times more likely to save merely by having access to payroll deduction, what can you commit to do to reverse the trend of under-saving for retirement, above and beyond education efforts?

QUESTION 2: Hard-working Coloradans who have paid into the PERA over a lifetime of hard work are expecting to receive the deferred compensation they’ve been promised. How will you protect promised public pension benefits that our active and retired public servants depend upon for a modest retirement?

QUESTION 3: Colorado’s budget is uniquely constricted by sometimes conflicting Constitutional amendments that restrict taxes on one hand and raise them on the other. What ideas do you have for balancing these conflicting amendments so there is adequate revenue available in our state to provide essential services to the rapidly growing number of older adults and their families?

Connecticut

Governor

Lt. Gov.

Senate

House

District 1

District 2

  •  Joe Courtney (D) - website
  • Dan Postemski (R) – No site
  • Daniel Reale (L) - website

District 3

District 4

District 5

VIDEO: 60 Seconds With Ned Lamont (D), Bob Stefanowski (R) and Oz Griebel (I)

AARP asked the candidates for Connecticut governor, and other key races, how they will help Connecticut residents save for retirement and how they will lower utility costs, implement paid leave for caregivers and shore up home- and community-based services.

QUESTION 1: In 2016 the Connecticut Retirement Security Program was created. It will give over 600,000 residents in our state a way to save for retirement at work. Knowing that employees are 15 times more likely to save merely by having access to payroll deduction, will you commit if elected to continue the implementation of this program?

QUESTION 2: As the energy industry continues to evolve, more changes are anticipated as to how energy is delivered and priced in Connecticut’s deregulated market. Some of the proposals under consideration would increase costs to residential consumers and also weaken the consumer protections that have been put in place to protect residents from the unscrupulous practices of some of the actors in our electrical and natural gas market. What will you do to ensure that, as the utility market in Connecticut continues to change, the interests of residential consumers will be protected?

QUESTION 3: The 459,000 family caregivers in Connecticut provide an estimated 427 million hours of care each year. They help older parents, spouses and other loved ones live independently, at home, by providing assistance with activities like bathing and dressing as well as performing complex medical/nursing tasks. Nationwide, nearly seven in ten (68 percent) caregivers report having to make work accommodations because of caregiving. These adjustments include arriving late/leaving early or taking time off, cutting back on work hours, changing jobs, or stopping work entirely. Would you support a family leave law (at no cost to employers), that provides paid leave to employees who have to take time off for family caregiving purposes?

QUESTION 4: The majority of Connecticut residents want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. One way to ensure that they don’t have to move is to redirect spending away from costly nursing home care and into home and community based services (HCBS). How will you expand services and supports through programs like the Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders and the Alzheimer’s Respite program to allow more seniors to live independently in their homes and communities?

Delaware
Senate
  •  Tom Carper (D) – website
  • Rob Arlett (R) – website
  • Demitri Theodoropoulos (G) - website
  • Nadine M. Frost (L) – No site

House

District At-large

  • Scott Walker (R) – No site
  •  Lisa Blunt Rochester (D) - website
District of Columbia

Mayor

  •  Muriel Bowser (D) - website
  • Dustin Canter (I) - website
  • Martin Moulton (L) – No site
  • Ann Wilcox (STG) - website

House

At-Large

  • Bruce Majors (L) - No site
  •  Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) - No site
  • Natale Stracuzzi (G) - No site
Florida

Governor

  • Andrew Gillum (D) - website
  •  Ron DeSantis (R) - website
  • Darcy Richardson (Reform Party) – No site
  • Ryan Foley (I) – No site
  • Kyle Gibson (I) - website
  • Raphael Herman (I) – No site
  • Bruce Stanley (I) – website

Lt. Gov.

  • Chris King (D) – No site
  • Jeanette Nuñez (R) - No site

Senate

House

District 1

District 2

District 3

  •  Ted Yoho (R) - website
  • Yvonne Hayes Hinson (D) - No site

District 4

District 5

District 6

District 7

District 8

District 9

District 10

District 11

District 12

District 13

District 14

District 15

District 16

District 17

District 18

District 19

District 20

  •  Alcee L. Hastings (D) - website

District 21

District 22

District 23

District 24

  •  Frederica S. Wilson (D) - website

District 25

District 26

District 27

Georgia

Governor

  • Brian Kemp (R) - website
  • Larry Odom (I) - No site
  • Stacey Abrams (D) - website

Lt. Gov.

House

District 1

District 2

  • Herman West Jr. (R) - No site
  •  Sanford Bishop Jr. (D) - website

District 3

District 4

District 5

District 6

District 7

District 8

District 9

District 10

District 11

District 12

District 13

District 14

  • Steven Foster (D) - No site
  •  Tom Graves (R) - website

Hawaii

Governor

  •  David Ige (D) - website
  • Andria Tupola (R) - website
  • Jim Brewer (G) – No site
  • Terrence Teruya (Nonpartisan) - website

Lt. Gov.

  • Joshua Green (D) - website
  • Marissa Kerns (R) - website
  • Renee Ing (G) – No site
  • Paul Robotti (Nonpartisan) – No site

Senate

  •  Mazie K. Hirono (D) - website
  • Ron Curtis (R) - website
  • Arturo Reyes (Nonpartisan) – No site

House

District 1

  •  Ed Case (D) - website
  • Cam Cavasso (R) - website
  • Zachary Burd (G) – No site
  • Michelle Rose Tippens (L) - website
  • Calvin Griffin (Nonpartisan) – No site

District 2

VIDEO: 60 Seconds With David Ige (D) and Andria Tupola (R)

AARP asked the candidates for governor of Hawai’i how they would help Hawai’i residents save for retirement, ensure that Honolulu’s rail project will consider the needs of kupuna, and see that they have access to quality home- and community-based services.

QUESTION 1: 216,000 residents in our state don’t have a way to save for retirement at work. Knowing that employees are 15 times more likely to save merely by having access to payroll deduction, what can you commit to do to reverse the trend of under-saving for retirement, above and beyond education efforts?

QUESTION 2: A livable community is one that is safe and secure, has housing that is affordable (no more than 30% of income is spent on housing), transportation options, and offers supportive community features and services for people of all ages and allows people to remain in their communities as they age. Transit Oriented Developments (TOD) can be developed with features that provide these benefits to Hawai’i’s kupuna. What is your vision for transit-oriented development in Hawai’i, and specifically, what steps would you take to ensure that Honolulu’s rail project will consider the needs of Hawai’i’s kupuna?

QUESTION 3: Hawai’i was the first state in the nation to help working family caregivers through the Kupuna Caregivers Program. This program provides adult day care and other services to help family caregivers stay in the workforce. This includes the 1 in 4 millennials who serve as caregivers. The program will need to be funded again next year. If elected, how will you approach funding for the Kupuna Caregivers Program to help family caregivers stay in the workforce?

QUESTION 4: The majority of Hawai’i residents want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. One way to ensure that they don’t have to move is to redirect spending away from costly nursing home care and into home- and community-based services (HCBS). There are new and existing federal financial incentives and strategies to improve access to services to help seniors remain at home, including consumer-directed decision-making, home health and personal care, helping people better navigate the system and understand their care options, addressing racial disparities in access and quality of care, and expanding and improving the quality of the direct care workforce. How would you help kupuna and caregivers connect better to home- and community-based services, improve the quality of care, and expand and improve the caregiving workforce?

Idaho

Governor

  • Bev Boeck (L) - No site
  •  Brad Little (R) - website
  • Paulette E. Jordan (D) - website
  • Walter Bayes (Constitution Party) - No site

Lt. Gov.

House

District 1

  • Cristina McNeil (D) - website
  •  Russ Fulcher (R) - website
  • W. Scott Howard (L) - website
  • Pro-Life (Constitution Party) - No site
  • Gordon Counsil (I) - No site
  • Paul Farmer (I) - No site
  • Natalie Fleming - website

District 2

VIDEO: 60 Seconds With Paulette E. Jordan (D) and Brad Little (R)

AARP asked candidates for Idaho governor how they plan to keep older consumers in Idaho, encourage full census participation, reverse the trend of under-saving for retirement, and increase access to telehealth.

QUESTION 1: Americans aged 50 and older contribute more than $7 trillion to the US economy and in Idaho that amounts to more than $28 billion. What will you do to ensure that older consumers will want to remain in Idaho and to foster their continued economic contributions to the state’s economy?

QUESTION 2: Given that 40 percent of the 2020 census is expected to be conducted online, there is a growing concern that this will create an opportunity for identity theft, phishing scams and other forms of fraud, creating a hesitancy to participate. What would you do to address these concerns and encourage full participation in the census to ensure that all Idahoans are accurately counted?

QUESTION 3: 275,796 residents in our state don’t have a way to save for retirement at work. Knowing that employees are 15 times more likely to save merely by having access to payroll deduction, what can you commit to do to reverse the trend of under saving for retirement, above and beyond education efforts?

QUESTION 4: Telehealth helps older adults, people with disabilities, those with language access issues, and all Idahoans access health and home and community care in new ways and makes it easier for family caregivers to care for their loved ones. What would you do to help family caregivers and their loved ones have greater access to telehealth?

Illinois

Governor

Lt. Gov.

  • Evelyn Sanguinetti (R) - No site
  • Juliana Stratton (D) - website

House

District 1

  •  Bobby Rush (D) - No site
  • Jimmy Lee Tillman II (R) - website

District 2

  • David Merkle (R) - No site
  •  Robin Kelly (D) - website

District 3

District 4

  •  Chuy Garcia (D) - website
  • Mark Wayne Lorch (R) - No site

District 5

  •  Mike Quigley (D) - website
  • Tom Hanson (R) - No site

District 6

District 7

  • Craig Cameron (R) - website
  •  Danny K. Davis (D) - No site

District 8

  • Jitendra Diganvker (R) - website
  •  Raja Krishnamoorthi (D) - website

District 9

District 10

District 11

District 12

District 13

District 14

District 15

District 16

District 17

District 18

VIDEO: 60 Seconds With Bruce Rauner (R) and J.B. Pritzker (D)

AARP asked candidates for Illinois governor how they would incentivize aging citizens to stay in Illinois, balance the budget to provide for important services, protect retirement income, and make sure the state provides quality home- and community-based services that allow seniors to age at home.

QUESTION 1: Americans aged 50 and older contribute more than $7 trillion to the US economy and in Illinois that amounts to more than $358.8 billion. What will you do to ensure that older consumers will want to remain in Illinois and to foster their continued economic contributions to the state’s economy?

QUESTION 2: What is your long term comprehensive plan to address Illinois’ fiscal crisis? In particular, how will you balance the need for revenue for important services while safeguarding the financial security of Illinoisans 50 and older?

QUESTION 3: Illinoisans 50 and older have worked hard and saved smartly to ensure that they have enough money to live with dignity in retirement and recognize that they have a limited ability to rejoin the workforce. For these reasons, X percent are very concerned or outright oppose any legislative efforts to tax retirement income in our state. Please tell us your position on the taxation of retirement income in Illinois?

QUESTION 4: The majority of (State) residents want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. One way to ensure that they don’t have to move is to redirect spending away from costly nursing home care and into home and community-based services (HCBS). There are new and existing federal financial incentives and strategies to improve access to services to help seniors remain at home (HCBS), including consumer-directed decision making, home health and personal care, helping people better navigate the system and understand their care options, addressing racial disparities in access and quality of care, and expanding and improving the quality of the direct care workforce. How will you expand current Community Care Program services and supports that allow more seniors to live independently in their homes and communities?

Indiana

Senate

House

District 1

District 2

District 3

District 4

District 5

District 6

District 7

District 8

District 9

Iowa

Governor

Lt. Gov.

  •  Rita Hart (D) - No site

House

District 1

  •  Abby Finkenauer (D) - website
  • Henry Gaff (G) - website
  • Rod Blum (R) - website
  • Troy Hageman (L) - No site

District 2

District 3

  • Bryan Holder (L) - website
  •  Cindy Axne (D) - website
  • David Young (R) - website
  • Mark G. Elworth Jr. (Legal Medical Now Party) - No site
  • Paul Knupp (G) - website

District 4

  • Charles Aldrich (L) - No site
  • J.D. Scholten (D) - website
  •  Steve King (R) - website

VIDEO: 60 Seconds With Fred Hubbell (D) and Kim Reynolds (R)

AARP asked candidates for Iowa governor how they would strengthen home-and community-based services for seniors, support caregivers, protect public pensions and shore up guardianship laws.

QUESTION 1: The majority of Iowans want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. What is your aging agenda to help more Iowans live independently in their homes and communities?

QUESTION 2: Over 317,000 Iowa family caregivers help older parents, spouses and other loved ones live independently, at home, by providing assistance with activities like bathing and dressing as well as performing complex medical/nursing tasks such as administering medication and wound care. Family caregivers far too often provide these services with little or no training. Iowa is one of only 13 states who have not passed a minimum standard, CARE Act, for all Iowa hospitals to recognize and instruct family caregivers when their loved ones are hospitalized. Iowa ranks 46th in person and family centered care support.

QUESTION 3: In some states, retirees and current workers with defined benefit plans are seeing cuts to their promised pension benefits. How will you protect promised public pension benefits that our teachers, police, firefighters, and other city, county and state employees a depend upon for a modest retirement?

QUESTION 4: Nearly 23,000 Iowans, many who have Alzheimer’s or other dementia, are under guardianship and conservatorship. In 2017, an Iowa Supreme Court Task Force issued recommendations for guardianship and conservatorship reforms to ensure our most vulnerable Iowans are better protected. How will you strengthen Iowa’s guardianship and conservatorship laws?

Kansas

Governor

Lt. Gov.

  • Mary Gerlt (L) - No site
  • Nathaniel Kloos (I) - No site
  • Lynn Rogers (D) - No site
  • Wink Hartman (R) - No site

House

District 1

District 2

  • Kelly Standley (L) - No site
  •  Steve Watkins (R) - website
  • Paul Davis (D) - website

District 3

District 4

Kentucky

House

District 1

District 2

District 3

  • Gregory Boles (L) - No site
  •  John A. Yarmuth (D) - website
  • Vickie Yates Glisson (R) - website

District 4

District 5

  •  Hal Rogers (R) - No site
  • Kenneth Stepp (D) - website

District 6

Louisiana

House

District 1

  • Jim Francis (D) - website
  • Tammy Savoie (D) - website
  • Lee Ann Dugas (D) – No site
  •  Steve Scalise (R) - website
  • Howard Kearney (L) - website
  • Frederick Jones (I) – No site

District 2

  •  Cedric Richmond (D) - website
  • Belden Batiste (I) – No site
  • Shawndra Rodriguez (I) - website
  • Jesse Schmidt (I) - website

District 3

District 4

  • Ryan Trundle (D) - No site
  •  Mike Johnson (R) - website
  • Mark Halverson (I) - website

District 5

  • Jesse Carlton Fleenor (D) – website
  •  Ralph Abraham (R) – website
  • Kyle Randol (L) – No site
  • Billy Burkette (I) – No site

District 6

  • Justin DeWitt (D) - website
  • Andie Saizan (D) – No site
  •  Garrett Graves (R) – website
  • Devin Lance Graham (I) - website
Maine

Governor

Senate

House

District 1

District 2

Maryland

Governor

Senate

House

District 1

District 2

  •  Dutch Ruppersberger (D) - website
  • Liz Matory (R) - website
  • Michael Carney (L) - No site

District 3

  • Charles Anthony (R) - No site
  • David Lashar (L) - website
  •  John Sarbanes (D) - website

District 4

District 5

  • Jacob Pulcher (L) - No site
  • Patrick Elder (G) - website
  •  Steny Hoyer (D) - website
  • William Devine III (R) - No site

District 6

District 7

District 8

Massachusetts

Governor

Lt. Gov.

Senate

House

District 1

District 2

District 3

District 4

  •  Joseph Kennedy III (D) – website

District 5

District 6

District 7

  •  Ayanna Pressley (D) – website

District 8

District 9

VIDEO: 60 Seconds With Charlie Baker (R) and Jay Gonzalez (D)

AARP asked candidates for Massachusetts governor how they would encourage multigenerational workforces, help Bay Staters better save for retirement, allow citizens to age in their own homes and communities, and if they would provide tax credits to caregivers.

QUESTION 1: Employees 65 and older now outnumber teenagers for the first time since 1948, but outdated beliefs about aging prevent us from taking full advantage of an aging workforce. What steps are you taking to adapt new ways of working for an intergenerational workplace and take advantage of the experience and expertise from older employees? Are there opportunities to collaborate with private sector and community partners to create workplaces for all ages?

QUESTION 2: 1,250,000 residents in our state don’t have a way to save for retirement at work. Knowing that employees are 15 times more likely to save merely by having access to payroll deduction, what can you commit to do to reverse the trend of under saving for retirement, above and beyond education efforts?

QUESTION 3: A livable community is one that is safe and secure, has housing that is affordable (no more than 30% of income is spent on housing), transportation options, and offers supportive community features and services for people of all ages and allows people to remain in their communities as they age. What steps will you take to ensure all [STATEIANS] have access to livable communities?

QUESTION 4: Would you support providing a state income tax credit to family caregivers who use their own money to care for an older parent, spouse or other family member living with them?

QUESTION 5: Many states have adopted a proposal that would allow advanced practice registered nurses, like nurse practitioners, to [fill in issue/serve as the primary or acute care provider of record for a patient]. These nurse practitioners have additional training in specific areas, like elder care. Would you support allowing nurse practitioners, who have advanced training, to practice to the full extent of their education and training?

QUESTION 6: Telehealth helps older adults, people with disabilities, those with language access issues, and all [Stateians] access health and home and community care in new ways and makes it easier for family caregivers to care for their loved ones. What would you do to help family caregivers and their loved ones have greater access to telehealth?

Michigan

Governor

  • Bill Gelineau (L) - website
  •  Gretchen Whitmer (D) - website
  • William Duncan "Bill" Schuette (R) - website

Senate

House

District 1

District 2

District 3

District 4

District 5

District 6

District 7

District 8

District 9

District 10

District 11

District 12

District 13

District 14

  •  Brenda Lawrence (D) - website
  • Marc Herschfus (R) - No site

VIDEO: 60 Seconds With Gretchen Whitmer (D) and William Duncan "Bill" Schuette (R)

AARP asked the candidates for governor of Michigan how they would encourage age-friendly communities, increase broadband access across the state, and increase funding for home and community-based services.

QUESTION 1: An Age-Friendly community is one that is safe and secure for people of all ages, and that offers a wide range of affordable, safe and accessible housing options, transportation options, recreational and entertainment venues, satisfying work and volunteer opportunities, and health and long-term care services that allow people to remain in their communities as they age. What steps will you take to make Michigan a more Age-Friendly state?

QUESTION 2: Broadband, a high-speed Internet service, should be available to everyone regardless of where they live. Broadband Internet access is especially important in rural communities to overcome isolation, bring access to health care, and bridge long distances. How will you assure Michiganders have access to affordable, reliable, high speed Internet service, including those living in rural areas? What will you do to promote broadband expansion in Michigan especially in unserved and underserved communities?

QUESTION 3: The overwhelming majority of Michigan residents want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. One way to ensure that they don’t have to move from their homes is to redirect more state spending into home and community based services (HCBS), and away from more costly nursing home care. Medicaid dollars can support nearly three older adults or people with disabilities in HCBS for every one person in a nursing home. Access to HCBS can also be the difference that allows an individual’s family caregiver to remain in the workforce, avoiding lost productivity for Michigan businesses. How will you help expand Michigan seniors’ access to quality services provided at home and in the community?

Minnesota

Governor

Lt. Gov.

  • Peggy Flanagan (D) - website
  • Donna Bergstrom (R) - website
  • Judith Schwartzbacker (Grassroots) – No site
  • Mary O’Conner (L) – No site

Senate

  •  Amy Klobuchar (D) - website
  • Jim Newberger (R) - website
  • Paula Overby (G) - website
  • Dennis Schuller (Legal Marijuana Now Party) – No site

Senate

  •  Tina Smith (D) - website
  • Karin Housley (R) - website
  • Sarah Wellington (Legal Marijuana Now Party) – No site
  • Jerry Trooien (Unaffiliated) - website

House

District 1

District 2

District 3

District 4

  •  Betty McCollum (D) - website
  • Greg Ryan (R) - website
  • Susan Pendergast Sindt (Legal Marijuana Now Party) – No site

District 5

District 6

District 7

District 8

VIDEO: 60 Seconds With Tim Walz (D) and Jeff Johnson (R)

AARP asked the candidates for Minnesota governor how they would help Minnesotans save for retirement, create more livable communities, protect vulnerable adults and make prescription drugs more affordable.

QUESTION 1: 40% of workers in Minnesota don’t have a way to save for retirement at work. Knowing that employees are 15 times more likely to save merely by having access to payroll deduction, what will you do to create new savings models, above and beyond education efforts, so more people can start saving for retirement?

QUESTION 2: A livable community is one that is safe and secure, has housing that is affordable (no more than 30% of income is spent on housing), transportation options, and offers supportive community features and services for people of all ages and allows people to remain in their communities as they age. What steps will you take to ensure all Minnesotans have access to livable communities?

QUESTION 3: The gravity of the elder abuse crisis in Minnesota revealed a broken system of care and regulatory oversight that failed to protect older vulnerable adults from abuse in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. What steps will you take to give vulnerable adults the tools to enforce their rights and strengthen public oversight of assisted living facilities?

QUESTION 4: The cost of health care continues to rise leaving too many Minnesotans struggling to afford their prescription drugs, premiums, deductibles, and out of pocket expenses. What will you do to ensure prescription drugs and health coverage, including public programs such as MinnesotaCare are accessible and affordable?

Mississippi

Senate

  • Chris McDaniel (R) - website
  •  Cindy Hyde-Smith (R) - website
  •  Mike Espy (D) - website
  • Tobey Bartee (Non-Partisan) - website
  • Roger Wicker (R) - website
  • Danny Bedwell (L) - website
  • David Baria (D) - website
  • Shawn O'Hara (Reform Party) - No site

House

District 1

  • Randy Wadkins (D) - website
  • Tracella Lou O'Hara Hill (Reform Party) - No site
  •  Trent Kelly (R) - website

District 2

  •  Bennie Thompson (D) - website
  • Irving Harris (Reform Party) - No site
  • Troy Ray (I) - website

District 3

  • Matthew Holland (Reform Party) - No site
  • Michael Evans (D) - website
  •  Michael Guest (R) - website

District 4

  • Jeramey Anderson (D) - website
  • Lajena Sheets (Reform Party) - No site
  •  Steven Palazzo (R) - website

Missouri

Senate

  • Claire McCaskill (D) - website
  • Josh Hawley (R) - website
  • Jo Crain (G) - No site
  • Japheth Campbell (L) - website
  • Craig O’Dear (I) - website

House

District 1

  • Robb Cunningham (L) - No site
  •  William Lacy Clay (D) - website

District 2

  • David Arnold (G) - website
  • Larry Kirk (L) - No site
  • Cort VanOstran (D) - website
  •  Ann Wagner (R) - website

District 3

  •  Blaine Luetkemeyer (R) - website
  • Donald Stolle (L) - No site
  • Katy Geppert (D) - website

District 4

District 5

  •  Emanuel Cleaver (D) - website
  • Jacob Turk (R) - website
  • E. C. Fredland (Constitution Party) - No site
  • Alexander Howell (L) - website
  • Maurice Copeland (G) - No site

District 6

District 7

District 8

  • Jonathan Shell (L) - No site
  • Kathy Ellis (D) - website
  •  Jason Smith (R) - website

Montana

Senate

  • Jon Tester (D) - website
  • Matt Rosendale (R) - website
  • Rick Breckenridge (L) - No site

House

At-Large District

Nebraska

Governor

Lt. Gov.

  •  Mike Foley (R) - No site

Senate

House

District 1

District 2

District 3

Nevada

Governor

Lt. Gov.

Senate

House

District 1

  • Daniel Garfield (I) - No site
  •  Dina Titus (D) - website
  • Joyce Bentley (R) - website
  • Robert Van Strawder (L) - website

District 2

District 3

  • Danny Tarkanian (R) - website
  • David Goossen (I) - No site
  • Gilbert Eisner (I) - website
  • Harry Vickers (I) - No site
  • Steven Brown (Nevada) (L) - website
  •  Susie Lee (D) - website
  • Tony Gumina (I) - No site

District 4

  • Cresent Hardy (R) - website
  • Dean McGonigle (I) - website
  • Gregg Luckner (L) - website
  • Rodney Smith (I) - website
  •  Steven Horsford (D) - website
  • Warren Markowitz (I) - No site
New Hampshire

Governor

House

District 1

District 2

VIDEO: 60 Seconds With Chris Sununu (R) and Molly Kelly (D)

AARP asked candidates for New Hampshire governor how they would encourage workplaces that are inclusive of all ages, provide paid leave for caregiving, and allow seniors to age in their own homes and communities.

QUESTION 1: Employees 65 and older now outnumber teenagers for the first time since 1948, but outdated beliefs about aging prevent us from taking full advantage of an aging workforce. What steps are you taking to adapt new ways of working for an intergenerational workplace and take advantage of the experience and expertise from older employees? Are there opportunities to collaborate with private sector and community partners to create workplaces for all ages?

QUESTION 2: Would you support a family leave law [with no cost to employers/with costs split between employers and employees/or remain silent on structure], that provides paid leave to employees who have to take time off for family caregiving purposes?

QUESTION 3: How will you [protect/expand] services and supports [that/to] allow [more] seniors to live independently in their homes and communities?

New Jersey

Senate

  •  Bob Hugin (R) - website
  • Bob Menendez (D) - website
  • Hank Schroeder (Economic Growth) - No site
  • Kevin Kimple (Make it Simple) - website
  • Madelyn Hoffman (G) - No site
  • Murray Sabrin (L) - website
  • Natalie Lynn Rivera (For the People) - No site
  • Tricia Flanagan (I) - website

House

District 1

  •  Donald Norcross (D) - website
  • Mohammad Kabir (Your Voice Party) - No site
  • Paul Dilks (R) - website
  • Paul Hamlin (We Deserve Better) - website
  • Robert Shapiro (R) - No site

District 2

  • Anthony Parisi Sanchez (Cannot Be Bought) - No site
  •  Jeff Van Drew (D) - website
  • John Ordille (L) - website
  • Seth Grossman (R) - website
  • Steven Fenichel (Time for Truth) - No site
  • William Benfer (Together We Can) - website

District 3

  • Andrew Kim (D) - website
  • Lawrence Berlinski Jr. (Constitution Party) - No site
  • Tom MacArthur (R) - website

District 4

  • Allen Yusufov (Time for Change) - No site
  • Brian Reynolds (Check This Column) - No site
  •  Chris Smith (R) - website
  • Edward Stackhouse Jr. (Ed the Barber) - No site
  • Felicia Stoler (The Inclusive Candidate) - website
  • Josh Welle (D) - website
  • Michael Rufo (L) - website

District 5

District 6

District 7

  • Diane Moxley (G) - website
  • Gregg Mele (Freedom, Responsibility, Action) - No site
  • Leonard Lance (R) - website
  •  Tom Malinowski (D) - website

District 8

  •  Albio Sires (D) - No site
  • Dan Delaney (L) - website
  • John Muniz (R) - No site
  • Mahmoud Mahmoud (New Way Forward) - website

District 9

  •  Bill Pascrell (D) - website
  • Claudio Belusic (L) - No site
  • Eric Fisher (R) - No site

District 10

  • Agha Khan (R) - website
  • Cynthia Johnson (New Jersey) - No site
  •  Donald Payne, Jr. (D) - No site
  • Joan Miller (Never Give Up) - No site
  • Scott DiRoma (L) - website

District 11

  • Jay Webber (R) - website
  •  Mikie Sherrill (D) - website
  • Robert Crook (Honesty, Integrity, Compassion) - website

District 12

New Mexico

Governor

Lt. Gov

  •  Michelle Garcia Holmes (R) - website

Senate

  • Aubrey Dunn (L) - No site
  •  Martin Heinrich (D) - website
  • Mick Rich (R) - website

House

District 1

District 2

District 3

New York

Governor

Lt. Gov.

  • Kathy Hochul (D) – website
  • Julie Killian (R) – website
  • Jia Lee (G) – No site
  • Andrew Hollister (L) – No site
  • Michael Volpe (I) – No site

Senate

House

District 1

District 2

  •  Peter T. King (R) - website
  • Liuba Grechen Shirley (D) - website
  • DuWayne Gregory (Independence) - website

District 3

District 4

District 5

District 6

District 7

District 8

District 9

District 10

District 11

District 12

District 13

  •  Adriano Espaillat (D) – No site
  • Jineea Butler (R) - website

District 14

  •  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) - website
  • Anthony Pappas (R) – website
  • Joseph Crowley (Working Families) – On ballot, but not running

District 15

  •  José Serrano (D) – No site
  • Jason Gonzalez (R) – No site

District 16

District 17

District 18

District 19

  • John Faso (R) - website
  •  Antonio Delgado (D) - website
  • Steven Greenfield (G) - website
  • Bob Cohen (Working Families Party) – No site
  • Dal LaMagna (Independent) - website
  • Luisa Parker (Independent) - website

District 20

  •  Paul Tonko (D) - website
  • Joe Vitollo (R) - No site

District 21

  •  Elise Stefanik (R) - website
  • Tedra Cobb (D) - website
  • Lynn Kahn (G) - website
  • Chris Schmidt (L) - website
  • Dylan Ratigan (Women's Equality) - No site
  • Katie Wilson (Working Families) - website
  • Steve Krieg (I) - website

District 22

District 23

  •  Tom Reed (R) - website
  • Tracy Mitrano (D) - website
  • James Clasby (I) – No site
  • John Hertzler (I) - website

District 24

District 25

District 26

District 27

VIDEO: 60 Seconds With State Senate Candidates Jen Metzger (D) and Annie Rabbitt (R)

AARP asked the candidates for New York’s 42nd District how they would improve the longevity economy and improve transportation options, whether they would provide tax credits for caregivers, and how they would support home- and community-based services for seniors as well as improved housing accessibility.

QUESTION 1: Americans aged 50 and older contribute more than $7 trillion to the US economy and in New York that amounts to more than $704 billion. What will you do to ensure that older consumers will want to remain in New York and to foster their continued economic contributions to the state’s economy?

QUESTION 2: The federal government is gearing up to conduct the 2020 census which is critically important. Low-income, rural and multicultural communities have been historically undercounted and the Census Bureau does not have sufficient funding to conduct adequate outreach activities for the 2020 census. Would you support state funding to conduct outreach activities to ensure that all New Yorkers are accurately counted?

QUESTION 3: Americans over 65 are the fastest-growing segment of the population in the U.S. and research shows that most want to remain in their homes and communities as they age. Having access to safe walkable streets for people of all ages is an important part of that. What would you do to ensure that transportation options are safe, affordable, and user friendly? In order to reduce pedestrian fatalities in New York, would you support updating New York’s “Complete Streets” law to include more projects that are currently being exempted from the requirements of the law?

QUESTION 4: Would you support providing a state income tax credit to family caregivers who use their own money to care for an older parent, spouse or other family member living with them?

QUESTION 5: How will you expand services and supports that allow seniors to live independently in their homes and communities?

VIDEO: 60 Seconds With State Senate Candidates Daphne Jordan (R) and Aaron Gladd (D)

AARP asked candidates for New York's 43rd District how they would improve the longevity economy, encourage “complete streets” programs, and whether they would provide tax credits for caregivers, home- and community-based services for seniors, and improved housing accessibility.

QUESTION 1: Americans age 50 and older contribute more than $7 trillion to the U.S. economy, and in New York that amounts to more than $704 billion. What will you do to ensure that older consumers will want to remain in New York and to foster their continued economic contributions to the state’s economy?

QUESTION 2: Americans over 65 are the fastest-growing segment of the population, and research shows that most want to remain in their homes and communities as they age. Having access to safe, walkable streets for people of all ages is an important part of that. What would you do to ensure that transportation options are safe, affordable and user friendly? In order to reduce pedestrian fatalities in New York, would you support updating New York’s “Complete Streets” law to include more projects that are currently being exempted from the requirements of the law?

QUESTION 3: Would you support providing a state income tax credit to family caregivers who use their own money to care for an older parent, spouse or other family member living with them?

QUESTION 4: The majority of New York residents want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. One way to ensure that they don’t have to move is to redirect spending away from costly nursing home care and into home and community-based services (HCBS). There are new and existing federal financial incentives and strategies to improve access to services to help seniors remain at home (HCBS), including consumer-directed decision making, home health and personal care, helping people better navigate the system and understand their care options, addressing racial disparities in access and quality of care, and expanding and improving the quality of the direct care workforce. How will you expand services and supports that allow seniors to live independently in their homes and communities?

QUESTION 5: Americans over 65 are the fastest-growing segment of the population, and research shows that most want to remain in their homes and communities as they age. What steps would you take to encourage the construction and renovation of housing that allows for greater accessibility and independence, thereby enabling residents to remain in their homes as they age?

North Carolina

House

District 1

District 2

District 3

District 4

District 5

District 6

District 7

District 8

District 9

District 10

District 11

  • Clifton Ingram (L) - No site
  •  Mark Meadows (R) - website
  • Phillip Price (D) - website

District 12

District 13

  • Kathy Manning (D) - website
  •  Ted Budd (R) - website
  • Tom Bailey (L) - No site
North Dakota

Senate

House

At-Large District

SURVEY: Insights from North Dakota's Voters Age 50+

AARP surveyed voters age 50 and older in 20 states between August and September, 2018, to assess what would be on their minds when they cast their ballots this fall and which candidates they would be backing.

Ohio

Governor

  • Constance Gadell-Newton (G) - website
  • Richard Cordray (D) - website
  •  Richard Michael DeWine (R) - website
  • Travis Irvine (L) - website
  • Colin Hill (I) - No site

Lt. Governor

Senate

  • Jim Renacci (R) - website
  • Philena Farley (G) - No site
  •  Sherrod Brown (D) - website

House

District 1

  • Aftab Pureval (D) - website
  • Mike Goldschmidt (I) - No site
  •  Steve Chabot (R) - website

District 2

District 3

District 4

District 5

District 6

District 7

District 8

District 9

District 10

District 11

  • Beverly Goldstein (R) - website
  • James Jerome Bell (I) - No site
  •  Marcia Fudge (D) - website

District 12

District 13

District 14

District 15

District 16

VIDEO: 60 Seconds With Richard Cordray (D) and Richard Michael DeWine (R)

AARP asked candidates for Ohio governor how they would help Ohioans save for retirement, remain in their communities as they age, benefit from tax credits to caregivers, and get easier access to home- and community-based services.

QUESTION 1: 1,873,000 residents in our state don’t have a way to save for retirement at work. Knowing that employees are 15 times more likely to save merely by having access to payroll deduction, what can you commit to do to reverse the trend of under saving for retirement, above and beyond education efforts?

QUESTION 2: A livable community is one that is safe and secure, has housing that is affordable (no more than 30% of income is spent on housing), transportation options, and offers supportive community features and services for people of all ages and allows people to remain in their communities as they age. What steps will you take to ensure all [STATEIANS] have access to livable communities?

QUESTION 3: Would you support providing a state income tax credit to family caregivers who use their own money to care for an older parent, spouse or other family member living with them?

QUESTION 4: The majority of Ohio residents want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. One way to ensure that they don’t have to move from their homes is to redirect spending away from more costly nursing home care and into home and community based services (HCBS). How will you help expand [State] seniors’ access to quality services provided at home and in the community?

Oklahoma

Governor

Lt. Governor

  • Matt Pinnell (R) - website
  • Anastasia Pittman (D) - No site
  • Ivan Holmes (I) - website

House

District 1

District 2

District 3

District 4

  • Mary Brannon (D) - No site
  • Ruby Peters (I) - No site
  •  Tom Cole (R) - website

District 5

Oregon

Governor

  • Knute Buehler (R) - website
  •  Kate Brown (D) - website
  • Alex DiBlasi (Green) - No site
  • Aaron Auer (Constitution Party) - website
  • Patrick Starnes (I) - website

House

District 1

  • John Verbeek (R) - No site
  •  Suzanne Bonamici (D) - website

District 2

District 3

  •  Earl Blumenauer (D) - website
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  • Marc Koller (I) - website

District 4

District 5

VIDEO: 60 Seconds With Knute Buehler (R) and Kate Brown (D)

AARP asked candidates for Oregon governor how they would shore up family leave laws, ensure older workers are treated fairly on the job, provide financial security of 50+ Oregonians and allow people to remain in their communities as they age.

QUESTION 1: Would you support a family leave law [with no cost to employers/with costs split between employers and employees/or remain silent on structure], that provides paid leave to employees who have to take time off for family caregiving purposes?

QUESTION 2: Older Americans are healthier and working longer than previous generations. Workers 50 and older already make up over one-third of the labor force, and workers 65+ are the fastest growing age group in the workforce. Yet, more than 6 in 10 older workers report they have seen or experienced age discrimination in the workplace. Do you support strengthening state law to ensure older workers are treated fairly on the job?

QUESTION 3: If budget cuts or tax reforms are implemented in your state, how will you balance the need for revenue for important services while safeguarding the financial security of Oregonians 50 and older? Will you oppose initiatives that limit the legislature’s flexibility in taxing and spending?

QUESTION 4: A livable community is one that is safe and secure, has housing that is affordable (no more than 30% of income is spent on housing), transportation options, and offers supportive community features and services for people of all ages and allows people to remain in their communities as they age. What steps will you take to ensure all Oregonians have access to livable communities?

Pennsylvania

Governor

Lt. Governor

  • Jeff Bartos (R) - No site
  • John Fetterman (D) - website

House

District 1

District 2

  • David Torres (R) - No site
  •  Brendan Boyle (D) - website

District 3

  • Bryan Leib (R) - No site
  •  Dwight Evans (D) - website

District 4

District 5

District 6

District 7

District 8

District 9

District 10

District 11

District 12

District 13

District 14

District 15

District 16

District 17

VIDEO: 60 Seconds With Tom Wolf (D) and Scott Wagner (R)

AARP asked candidates for Pennsylvania governor how they would provide services for an aging population, help people save for retirement, have access to home and community-based services, and spread telehealth across the state.

QUESTION 1: By 2040, there will be more people aged 60+ than there are children – for the first time in the history of the world. As people live longer, healthier lives, we know we need to think differently about what it means to get older. Government programs and policies need to adapt to meet changing needs of this growing diverse population. What steps are being taken to update programs and policies to reflect these changes to ensure all Pennsylvanians have the opportunity to prosper in communities, achieve life-long health, and economic stability?

QUESTION 2: Over 2.1 million residents in our state don’t have a way to save for retirement at work. Knowing that employees are 15 times more likely to save merely by having access to payroll deduction, what can you commit to do to reverse the trend of under saving for retirement, above and beyond education efforts?

QUESTION 3: The majority of Pennsylvania residents want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. One way to ensure that they don’t have to move from their homes is to redirect spending away from more costly nursing home care and into home and community based services (HCBS). How will you help expand Pennsylvania seniors’ access to quality services provided at home and in the community?

QUESTION 4: Telehealth helps older adults, people with disabilities, those with language access issues, and all Pennsylvanians access health and home and community care in new ways and makes it easier for family caregivers to care for their loved ones. What would you do to help family caregivers and their loved ones have greater access to telehealth?

Rhode Island

Governor

  • Allan Fung (R) – website
  •  Gina Raimondo (D) – website
  • Anne Armstrong (Compassion Party) – No site
  • Rebecca McLaughlin (I) – No site
  • Luiz-Daniel Munoz (I) - website
  • Joseph Trillo (I) - website
  • Bill Gilbert (Moderate Party) – No site

Lt. Gov.

  • Paul Pence (R) - website
  • Daniel McKee (D) - website
  • Ross McCurdy (I) – No site
  • Jonathan Riccitelli (I) – No site
  • Zachary Ward (I) – No site
  • Joel Hellmann (I) – No site

Senate

  • Robert Flanders, Jr (R) - website
  •  Sheldon Whitehouse (D) – website

House

District 1

  • Patrick Donovan (R) – No site
  •  David Cicilline (D) - website

District 2

VIDEO: 60 Seconds With Allan Fung (R) and Gina Raimondo (D)

AARP asked the candidates for Rhode Island governor how they will help seniors gain better financial security, end financial exploitation of seniors, and allow an aging population easier access to home- and community-based services.

QUESTION 1: By 2040, there will be more people aged 60+ than there are children – for the first time in the history of the world. As people live longer, healthier lives, we know we need to think differently about what it means to get older. Government programs and policies need to adapt to meet changing needs of this growing diverse population. What steps are being taken to update programs and policies to reflect these changes to ensure all Rhode Islanders have the opportunity to prosper in communities, achieve life-long health, and economic stability?

QUESTION 2: A recent nationwide study estimated financial loss by victims of elder financial abuse to be at least $2.9 billion. How will you support strengthening laws to protect seniors from abuse and financial exploitation? Will you support legislation to strengthen Adult Protective Services, strengthen guardianship and power attorney laws, increase civil or criminal penalties against financial exploitation, and create multidisciplinary teams to fight elder financial exploitation?

QUESTION 3: The majority of Rhode Island residents want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. One way to ensure that they don’t have to move from their homes is to redirect spending away from more costly nursing home care and into home and community based services (HCBS). How will you help expand Rhode Island seniors’ access to quality services provided at home and in the community?

South Carolina

Governor

  •  Henry McMaster (R) - website
  • James Smith Jr. (D) - website
  • Phil Cheney (I) - No site
  • Martin Barry (American Party) - No site

House

District 1

District 2

  •  Joe Wilson (R) - website
  • Sean Carrigan (D) - website
  • Sonny Narang (American Party) - No site

District 3

District 4

District 5

  •  Ralph Norman (R) - website
  • Archie Parnell (D) - No site
  • Michael Chandler (Constitution Party) - No site

District 6

District 7

  •  Tom Rice (R) - website
  • Robert Williams (D) - No site
  • Dick Withington (L) - No site
South Dakota

Governor

  •  Kristi L. Noem (R) - website
  • Billie Sutton (D) - website
  • Kurt Evans (L) - no site

House

At- Large District

VIDEO: 60 Seconds With Kristi L. Noem (R) and Billie Sutton (D)

AARP asked candidates for South Dakota governor how they would protect elders from financial abuse, provide increased transportation options, ensure access to telehealth, shore up quality home care services and allow more South Dakotans to age at home.

QUESTION 1: A recent nationwide study estimated financial loss by victims of elder financial abuse to be at least $2.9 billion. How will you support strengthening laws to protect seniors from abuse and financial exploitation? Will you support legislation to strengthen Adult Protective Services, strengthen guardianship and power attorney laws, increase civil or criminal penalties against financial exploitation, and create multidisciplinary teams to fight elder financial exploitation?

QUESTION 2: Transportation is a vital link that connects older adults and people of all ages to social activities, economic opportunity, and community services that support their independence. Many older adults need specialized transportation services to help get to and from physician’s offices. What would you do to expand mobility options for those who cannot or choose not to drive? What is your strategy to increase transportation options in our state, including in rural communities, and to assure those options are available and accessible for everyone?

QUESTION 3: Telehealth helps older adults, people with disabilities, those with language access issues, and all [Stateians] access health and home and community care in new ways and makes it easier for family caregivers to care for their loved ones. What would you do to help family caregivers and their loved ones have greater access to telehealth?

QUESTION 4: The majority of (State) residents want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. One way to ensure that they don’t have to move from their homes is to redirect spending away from more costly nursing home care and into home and community based services (HCBS). How will you help expand [State] seniors’ access to quality services provided at home and in the community?

QUESTION 5: Americans over 65 are the fastest-growing segment of the population and research shows that most want to remain in their homes and communities as they age. What steps would you take to encourage the construction and renovation of housing that allows for greater accessibility and independence, therefore enabling residents to remain in their homes as they age?

Tennessee

Governor

  •  Bill Lee (R) - website
  • Karl Dean (D) - website
  • Alfred Rapoza (I) - No site
  • Chad Riden (I) - website
  • Cory King (I) - website
  • Gabriel Fancher (I) - No site
  • George Blackwell Smith IV (I) - No site
  • Heather Scott (I) - No site
  • Jaron Weidner (I) - No site
  • Jeremy Allen Stephenson (I) - No site
  • Jessie McDonald (I) - No site
  • Joe Wilmoth (I) - No site
  • Justin Cornett (I) - website
  • Mark Brown (I) - No site
  • Mark Wright (I) - website
  • Matthew Koch (I) - No site
  • Mike Toews (I) - No site
  • Patrick Whitlock (I) - No site
  • Rick Tyler (I) - No site
  • Robert Sawyers (I) - No site
  • Sean Fleming (I) - No site
  • Sherry Clark (I) - No site
  • Tommy McAnally (I) - website
  • Toney Mitchell (I) - No site
  • Tracy Yaste Tisdale (I) - No site
  • Vinnie Vineyard (L) - website
  • William Helmstetter (I) - No site
  • Yvonne Neubert (I) - No site

Senate

  •  Marsha Blackburn (R) - website
  • Phil Bredesen (D) - website
  • Trudy Austin (I) - No site
  • Breton Phillips (I) - No site
  • Dean Hill (I) - No site
  • John Carico (I) - No site
  • Kevin Lee McCants (I) - No site
  • Kris Todd (I) - website

House

District 1

  •  Phil Roe (R) - No site
  • Martin Olsen (D) - website
  • Michael Salyer (I) - website

District 2

  •  Tim Burchett (R) - website
  • Renee Hoyos (D) - website
  • Marc Whitmire (I) - website
  • Keith LaTorre (I) - No site
  • Jeffrey Grunau (I) - No site
  • Greg Samples (I) - website

District 3

  •  Charles J. Fleischmann (R) - website
  • Danielle Mitchell (D) - website
  • Rick Tyler (I) - No site

District 4

  •  Scott DesJarlais (R) - website
  • Mariah Phillips (D) - website
  • Michael Shupe (I) - No site

District 5

District 6

District 7

District 8

  •  David Kustoff (R) - website
  • Erika Stotts Pearson (D) - website
  • James Hart (I) - no site

District 9

  • Charlotte Bergmann (R) - website
  •  Steve Cohen (D) - website
  • Leo Awgowhat (I) - no site
Texas

Governor

Lt. Governor

Senate

House

District 1

  •  Louis B. "Louie" Gohmert Jr. (R) - website
  • Shirley McKellar (D) - website

District 2

  •  Daniel Crenshaw (R) - website
  • Todd Litton (D) - website
  • Patrick Gunnels (L) - No site
  • Scott Cubbler (I) - No site

District 3

  •  Van Taylor (R) - website
  • Lorie Burch (D) - website
  • Christopher Claytor (L) - No site
  • Robert Mason (I) - website
  • Roger Barone (I) - website

District 4

  •  John Ratcliffe (R) - website
  • Catherine Krantz (D) - website
  • Ken Ashby (L) - No site

District 5

District 6

  •  Ronald Wright (R) - website
  • Jana Lynne Sanchez (D) - website
  • Jason Harber (L) - No site
  • Gregory Brady (I) - website

District 7

  • John Culberson (R) - website
  •  Lizzie Pannill Fletcher (D) - website

District 8

  •  Kevin Brady (R) - website
  • Steven David (D) - website
  • Chris Duncan (L) - No site

District 9

District 10

District 11

  •  Mike Conaway (R) - website
  • Jennie Lou Leeder (D) - website
  • Rhett Rosenquest Smith (Libertarian) - website

District 12

District 13

  •  Mac Thornberry (R) - website
  • Greg Sagan (D) - website
  • Calvin DeWeese (Libertarian) - No site

District 14

District 15

District 16

  • Rick Seeberger (R) - website
  •  Veronica Escobar (D) - website
  • Ben Mendoza (I) - No site
  • Samuel Williams Jr. (I) - website

District 17

District 18

  • Ava Pate (R) - website
  •  Sheila Jackson Lee (D) - website
  • Luke Spencer (L) - No site
  • Vince Duncan (I) - website
  • Jessica Peterka (I) - No site
  • Lori Bartley (I) - website

District 19

District 20

  •  Joaquin Castro (D) - website
  • Jeffrey Blunt (L) - No site

District 21

District 22

  •  Pete Olson (R) - website
  • Sri Preston Kulkarni (D) - website
  • John McElligott (L) - No site
  • Kellen Sweny (I) - website
  • Stephanie Williams (I) - No site

District 23

  •  Will Hurd (R) - website
  • Gina Ortiz Jones (D) - website
  • Ruben Corvalan (L) - No site

District 24

District 25

District 26

District 27

District 28

  •  Henry Cuellar (D) - website
  • Arthur Thomas IV (L) - No site

District 29

  • Phillip Aronoff (R) - website
  •  Sylvia Garcia (D) - website
  • Cullen Burns (L) - No site

District 30

District 31

  •  John Carter (R) - website
  • M.J. Hegar (D) - website
  • Jason Hope (L) - No site

District 32

  • Pete Sessions (R) - website
  •  Colin Allred (D) - website
  • Melina Baker (L) - No site

District 33

  • Willie Billups (R) - website
  •  Marc Veasey (D) - website
  • Jason Reeves (L) - No site

District 34

District 35

District 36

Utah

Senate

  •  Mitt Romney (R) - website
  • Jenny Wilson (D) - website
  • Craig Bowden (Libertarian) - website
  • Tim Aalders (Constitution) - website
  • Reed McCandless (I) - No site

House

District 1

District 2

District 3

  •  John Curtis (R) - website
  • James Singer (D) - website
  • Gregory Duerden (I) - No site
  • Tim Zeidner (United Utah Party) - No site

District 4

Vermont

Governor

Lt. Gov.

Senate

House

  •  Peter Welch (D) - website
  • Brooke Paige (R) - website
  • Cris Ericson (United States Marijuana Party) – No site

VIDEO: 60 Seconds With Christine Hallquist (D) and Phil Scott (R)

AARP asked the candidates for Vermont governor how they would keep retired Vermonters in the state, lower health care costs and improve access to transportation.

QUESTION 1: Americans aged 50 and older contribute more than $7 trillion to the US economy and in Vermont that amounts to more than $14.3 billion. What will you do to ensure that older consumers will want to remain in Vermont and to foster their continued economic contributions to the state’s economy?

QUESTION 2: What will you do to ensure health care coverage is adequate and affordable for Vermonters?

QUESTION 3: Americans over 65 are the fastest-growing segment of the population in the U.S. and research shows that most want to remain in their homes and communities as they age. Having access to safe walkable streets for people of all ages is an important part of that. What would you do to ensure that transportation options are safe, accessible, and user friendly? What are your views on “Vision Zero” policies that aim to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries? Reforms might include lowering speed limits, improving intersection safety, increasing traffic law enforcement, and undertaking targeted public education efforts.

Virginia

Senate

House

District 1

District 2

  • Scott Taylor (R) - website
  •  Elaine Luria (D) - website
  • Shaun Brown (I) - No site

District 3

District 4

District 5

  •  Denver Riggleman (R) - website
  • Leslie Cockburn (D) - website
  • John Hargis (I) - No Site

District 6

District 7

District 8

District 9

District 10

District 11

Washington

Senate

House

District 1

District 2

  •  Rick Larsen (D) - website
  • Collin Richard Carlson (D) - website
  • Stonewall Jackson Bird (Green Party) - website
  • Brian Luke (Libertarian Party) - website
  • Uncle Mover (Moderate GOP) – No site
  • Gary Franco (independent) - website

District 3

District 4

District 5

District 6

District 7

District 8

District 9

District 10

West Virginia

Senate

House

District 1

District 2

District 3

Wisconsin

Governor

Lt. Gov.

  • Rebecca Kleefisch (R) - website
  • Mandela Barnes (D) - website
  • Tiffany Anderson (G) – No site
  • Patrick Baird (L) - website
  • Wil Losch (I) – No site

Senate

House

District 1

District 2

District 3

District 4

  •  Gwen Moore (D) - website
  • Tim Rogers (R) – No site
  • Robert Raymond (I) – No site

District 5

District 6

District 7

  •  Sean Duffy (R) – website
  • Margaret Engebretson (D) – website
  • Ken Driessen (Direct Participatory Democracy) – No site

District 8

Wyoming

Governor

Senate

House

VIDEO: 60 Seconds With Mary Throne (D) and Mark Gordon (R)

AARP asked candidates for Wyoming governor how they would help residents save for retirement, protect affordable phone service, provide quality senior services at home, promote telehealth and maintain essential services.

QUESTION 1: 93,000 residents in our state don’t have a way to save for retirement at work. Knowing that employees are 15 times more likely to save merely by having access to payroll deduction, what can you commit to do to reverse the trend of under saving for retirement, above and beyond education efforts?

QUESTION 2: Affordable and reliable telephone service is a basic necessity, allowing older people to maintain social contact, preserve health and safety, and call for assistance in an emergency. The United States is undergoing a telecommunications technology transition that has, in some places, deregulated telephone service. Phone customers expect telecommunications service providers, including wireless and broadband providers, to offer services that they can depend on, regardless of the technology used. How will you assure that access to phone services are affordable and reliable as the industry evolves?

QUESTION 3: The majority of (State) residents want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. One way to ensure that they don’t have to move from their homes is to redirect spending away from more costly nursing home care and into home and community based services (HCBS). How will you help expand [State] seniors’ access to quality services provided at home and in the community?

QUESTION 4: Telehealth helps older adults, people with disabilities, those with language access issues, and all Wyomingites’ access health and home and community care in new ways and makes it easier for family caregivers to care for their loved ones. What would you do to help family caregivers and their loved ones have greater access to telehealth?

Data courtesy of AARP.


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