These scores are provided to voters for informational purposes. Black Lives Matter does NOT endorse specific candidates. Candidates are invited to revisit their answers at any time. Candidates marked with a “?” offered a response but did not engage with any of our questions directly.
House District 9 candidates
Robert Chatlos (D)
Chatlos’s answers were strongly focused on inclusivity, fairness, and community dialogue. They displayed an attention to structural racism in important domains like law enforcement, public health, and economic opportunity. He also talks about the Bearcat, though without expressing the strong opposition that we have. Overall, his answer focused more on economic equality, less on specific issues facing black community members.
Dan Canon (D)
Canon offered a platform based on transformative structural reforms, including reparations and abolishing ICE, addressed specific concerns with white supremacy, and detailed policy proposals for addressing social and income inequality and criminal justice reform. He demonstrated a deep understanding of structural racism and a clear plan to combat it on several fronts.
Liz Watson (D)
Her answers strongly engaged with issues related to racial inequality, and she offered detailed policy proposals for addressing criminal justice reform as well as income inequality. Her background in social justice work is also extensive. Overall, we felt her answers were just slightly more focused on economic equality, and slightly less on specific structural issues relating to race.