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Democrat Mark Wicklund Discusses 13th District Issues

Mark Wicklund and family at their home in Decatur

Mark Wicklund (right) with his wife and son at their home in Decatur. Mark Wicklund for Congress

Democrat Mark Wicklund is challenging incumbent Republican Rodney Davis for Illinois’ 13th Congressional District seat.  Wicklund’s lone political experience is a three-year stint on the Macon County Board that ended in 2013. The Decatur resident currently serves as the president of the board of directors for the Decatur-Macon County Opportunities Corporation, a not-for-profit agency that provides services such as meals for seniors and energy assistance.

Illinois Public Media’s Brian Moline spoke with Wicklund this week about some of the issues facing the 13th District, starting with his thoughts on trade and the Trans Pacific Partnership.