Naquetta Ricks is running against Richard Allen Bassett in the general election. She hopes to be the first Liberian-American elected to a U.S. State Assembly. Ricks fled to the United States with her family at a young age, looking for a better life. She is dedicated to standing in solidarity with refugees seeking freedom and is committed to supporting minority and women-owned businesses. Her primary areas of focus include affordable housing, funding education, investing in multi-model transportation options, and increasing access to healthcare.