Dan Quick announces run for state legislature

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Published: Aug. 24, 2023 at 10:19 AM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - A familiar face is throwing his name into the district 35 legislative race.

Dan Quick is running for a second term as state senator after serving the area from 2016-2020, but losing out to Sen. Ray Aquilar in his re-election bid.

Quick currently serves as a board member for multiple agencies in Grand Island, and he’s running because he cares about the community and the people. Dan and his wife Alice have lived in Grand Island since 1980. His goal is to tackle community issues and implement policies that will help Grand Island grow.

“I think the biggest challenge right now is making sure that we’re going to grow the economy here. Making sure that we’re going to bring in jobs that will help working families, you know with better wages and those type of things,” said Dan Quick, District 35 Legislative Candidate. “But if we can help bring in jobs and help employers, I think that’s one of the main things that we need to address.”

Quick said he also wants to address issues such as housing and access to public transportation for those in poverty. He also explains why he wants another bite at the apple.

“Serving in the legislature was really a great way for me to serve my community,” said Quick. “I built a lot of great relationships with not only legislators and the body but also with constituents in Grand Island. With those relationships I was able to bring forth legislation that would benefit my community.”

Quick said listening to constituents concerns is an important part of being a state senator. Another big issue he wants to address is the juvenile justice system.

“I’ve been working with ways that we can find alternative to detention; find way that we can help these kids. Maybe having after school programs, having a shelter for short term stay for kids who maybe have abuse in the home or maybe there’s issues with law enforcement.”

Quick said identifying problems early will help reduce juvenile crime. He also plans to start door-to-door campaigning by the end of the month.