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Dan Caulkins announces his candidacy for 101st District

 Dan Caulkins announced at the Decatur Civic Center that he will be running as a Republican Representative for the 101st District. (WICS)

Thursday, Dan Caulkins announced at the Decatur Civic Center that he will be running as a Republican Representative for the 101st District.

Caulkins is hoping to take over Bill Mitchell's seat after he retires next year.

He said he will try a unique approach by declining a salary and not be a part of the health insurance plan offered by the state Capitol.

“I don't need a job and I hope that I set a tone for other people,” said 101st District candidate, Dan Caulkins. “An example, let's send citizens to Springfield to solve these problems, not as a career.”

Caulkins is a retired army major and former Decatur City Councilman.

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