Candidate Full Name: Brandon L. Loggins
Office: 18th Ward Alderman
Email Address: Logginsforalderman@gmail.com
Web Site: www.brandonloggins.com
Campaign Office Mailing Address: 4244 W. 76th Street Unit 301, Chicago, IL 60652
Phone: (773) 407-6425
Survey Questions (Character limit of 2,000 per response)
1. What is the most important issue that you will address in your ward?
I believe the most important issue is education. Fixing our schools is at the core of creating good jobs, safer streets, and brighter futures. Over the last four years our children's schools were closed and their teachers were laid off. I support good schools and want to explore all options to ensure they are adequately funded. Putting children first can no longer just be a tag line, it must be a mindset used to address every issue. Teachers are the front lines in providing a high quality education to our students, and as a former teacher I know how much valuable input they have to the needs in the classrooms and the needs of our students.
2. What are your plans for helping fight crime in your ward?
Public Safety remains a challenge in the city. Guns are readily available and we lose too many lives each year to senseless violence. I support more police officers on the street. We need fewer guns and more job opportunities that offer positive alternatives to criminal activity. I support expanding the safe passage program to ensure children are protected around neighborhood schools.
3. What, if any, city assets would you consider privatizing to raise money?
At this point in time, I am reluctant to support privatizing city assets to raise money.
4. Do you support or oppose the vote to increase the minimum wage in several steps to $13 an hour by 2019?
I could support a vote to increase the minimum wage in several steps to $13 an hour by 2019. The cost of living in the city has increased while wages and property value have remained stagnant. We need families to have more money in their pocket to revitalize schools, support local businesses, and have the financial capacity to purchase homes in our communities.
5. Are you in favor of Chicago's Red Light Camera program?
I do not support the Chicago's traffic light camera program. I believe the program is prone to errors and has not delivered the revenue stream promised. Millions of dollars have been set aside from speed camera revenues, but community members are left guessing when it comes to how funds are used within Chicago.