Q&A: Scott Sanford running for re-election for District 70 state representative seat

Briana Andor will run against Darrell Hale in the March Republican primary election.

Briana Andor will run against Darrell Hale in the March Republican primary election.

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Republican candidate Scott Sanford is running for re-election for the state representative District 70 seat.

He was unopposed in the March Republican primary election and will run against Democrat Julie Luton, who was also unopposed in the primary election, in the Nov. 6 general election.

Community Impact Newspaper sent Sanford a series of questions on his candidacy. His written responses, edited for publication style, are below.

Q: What is your occupation?

A: I am currently serving my third term in the state House of Representatives, and my full-time occupation is that of executive pastor at Cottonwood Creek Church in Allen.

Q: Why are you running for re-election?

A: The experience and knowledge gained over the last three legislative sessions will allow me to be even more effective in representing the citizens of north central Collin County. This area is a joy to serve as it is filled with fantastic people who have a history of being solutions-oriented within a conservative context.

Q: Why are you qualified for this position?

A: My experience as a CPA, small-business owner, operational leader of a large nonprofit and relationships throughout the community allow me to match state policies with the priorities of the district.

Q: What issues do you feel the county and state will face over the next five years?

A: My constituents are sharing with me that their main concern is property taxes. If not addressed, we will see the state and county lose its competitive advantages in attracting new businesses, residents, investment and educational expansion.

Q: If re-elected, how will you address those issues?

A: As in the last legislative session, I will support meaningful property tax reform that will not increase the current tax burden and would give more citizen input on the direction of their taxes.

More information about Sanford and his campaign can be found online at www.scottsanford.us.
By Cassidy Ritter
Cassidy graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016 with a degree in Journalism and a double minor in business and global studies. She has worked as a reporter and editor for publications in Kansas, Colorado and Australia. She was hired as senior reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition in August 2016. Less than a year later, she took the role of editor for the McKinney edition.


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