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Meet the Candidates: District 35

Published: Oct. 25, 2020 at 10:25 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Election day is just nine days away. While many are focused on the presidential race, two Grand Island residents hope to win your vote locally.

Incumbent Senator Dan Quick and Ray Aguilar are both have their names in the hat to represent Nebraska’s District 35.

Ray Aguilar served in legislature from 1999 to 2008. He said he is proud of the work he did during that time which included helping bring the state fair to Grand Island and also creating Drug Court Legislation.

“I hope people will fall back on my experience and what I accomplished my first two terms,” Aguilar said. “It was a very enjoyable experience for me. I hope people do the research and do the background and see what i was able to accomplish.”

Aguilar said he’s now ready to get back to the Capitol. This time his main focuses will be property tax relief, affordable healthcare and building the economy after the pandemic.

“Creating jobs, finding ways to create jobs that’s one of the top things I did in the last time I served and I will continue to do that,” Aguilar said.

Across town Senator Dan Quick has a similar idea. His goal if re-elected also includes growing the economy. He also wants to help get the pandemic under control and to bring affordable healthcare.

“I care a lot about my community,” Quick said. “I care about helping people and i just want to do the best job I can to make sure my constituents get the best kind of representation they need.”

Senator Quick has held his title for just one term now and in that time says he’s worked hard on many bills, including one that helped ban vaping in underage people.

“That was brought to me by one of my constituents,” Quick said. “I’m really proud that we were able to get that passed. It took me two years, two separate bills but we were able to put regulations on vaping.”

Senator Quick says his door is always open for his constituents to come talk with him about changes they want to see. That will continue to stay the same through his next term, if re-elected.

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