Glenn Nixon

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Glenn Nixon
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Former candidate for
Illinois House of Representatives, District 79
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Kankakee County Board District 28
2011 - Present
ProfessionPolice officer
Campaign website
Glenn Nixon campaign logo
Glenn Nixon was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 79 of the Illinois House of Representatives. He ran unsuccessfully for the same seat in 2012.


Nixon is a police offer. He began his law enforcement career as a community volunteer, then serving on a drug interdiction task force before returning to patrol officer duties. As an officer, Nixon helped set up new school resource officer positions in five school districts.[1]


Campaign themes


Nixon's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Saving the Pension System
Excerpt: "Chicago politicians have stolen from the State pension systems for years. They have gone to Springfield and used the pension savings of our State workers like their own personal piggy bank. ...We must bring all parties to the table and come up with a solution that works for Illinois, it's employees, and most importantly, the taxpayers."
  • Medicaid Reform
Excerpt: "Over the past 10 years Medicaid has grown 300% this clearly is unsustainable. We must purge the Medicaid rolls of all ineligible recipients. It is estimated that the State of Illinois could save Billions merely by removing ineligible recipients from Medicaid."
  • Ending Welfare Abuses
Excerpt: "We require photo ID for almost all transactions in our society, why would we not incorporate a photo ID into our welfare system in order to avoid abuses? As a police officer, I see State assistance cards sold on the street for half value or less so that the seller can then turn around and use the money for alcohol or narcotics."
  • Second Amendment Rights
Excerpt: "Illinois is the very last state in the country to adopt some form of conceal carry. The Supreme Court of the United States has upheld that the 2nd Amendment is an individual right, yet the Chicago politicians continue to deny Illnoisans their constitutional rights. ...It is time for Springfield to realize that gun control doesn't work, we must allow our citizens to protect themselves and their families."



See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 18, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Katherine Cloonen defeated John W. Howard in the Democratic primary, while Glenn Nixon ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Cloonen then defeated Nixon in the general election.[3][4][5][6]

Illinois House of Representatives District 79, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKatherine "Kate" Cloonen Incumbent 50.2% 16,362
     Republican Glenn Nixon 49.8% 16,240
Total Votes 32,602


See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Nixon ran in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 79. Nixon was unopposed in the March 20 Republican primary and was defeated by Katherine Cloonen (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8][9]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 79, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKatherine Cloonen 50.1% 21,287
     Republican Glenn Nixon 49.9% 21,196
Total Votes 42,483


Nixon has been married for 19 years to his wife Lynn, who is an Administrative Assistant at Olivet University in Bourbonnais. He has three step-children.

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