|Illinois House of Representatives, District 79|
|Elections and appointments|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Kankakee County Board District 28|
|2011 - Present|
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.
Nixon's campaign website listed the following issues:
- 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."
Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place March 18, 2014. The general election will take place 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 and Nixon will face off in the general election.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 79 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Katherine Cloonen Incumbent||78.1%||1,970|
|John W. Howard||21.9%||553|
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.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 79, General Election, 2012|
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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- Official campaign website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Glenn Nixon on Twitter
- Citizens for Glenn Nixon Facebook page
- Candidate LinkedIn page
- Project Vote Smart profile
- Project Vote Smart, "Glenn Nixon's Biography," accessed February 19, 2014
- Glenn Nixon, "Issues," accessed October 21, 2012
- Illinois Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
- Illinois Board of Elections, "General Primary Election Official Canvass," April 18, 2014
- Illinois Secretary of State, "Official general election candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
- Illinois State Board of Elections, "Candidate List," accessed December 5, 2011
- Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed May 14, 2014
- Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed January 18, 2013
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