DIXON – A new candidate for state representative of the 90th District –which includes the western portion of DeKalb County – wants to have teachers backs because it’s a community investment.

Seth Wiggins, D-Dixon, announced his candidacy for the seat and is currently unopposed in the Democratic primary. Tom Demmer, R-Dixon, currently represents the district.

Wiggins is a technical sergeant who spent 11 years in the Air National Guard. He is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, is a local attorney, former criminal prosecutor, state-certified victim advocate for survivors of sexual assault and a licensed foster parent.

Wiggins wants to put public education first, according to his website.

“The backbone of a thriving state is an educated society,” according to Wiggins’ website.

He doesn’t want teachers to pay for classroom supplies with their own money, according to his website.

Wiggins also wants to helpd create jobs, according to his website.

The biggest opportunity to create jobs in the area, he said, is in the Interstate 88 corridor that passes through the district.

On drug issues, Wiggins plans to treat substance abuse addicts instead of sentencing them to prison, his website states.

“Ignoring the problem is not a solution,” according to his website. “Blaming the addict is a missed opportunity for a better tomorrow.”


Region: Northern,Region: DeKalb,Local,City: DeKalb

via Daily Chronicle

October 23, 2019 at 12:26AM