Election 2018: Democratic candidate for governor Daniel Biss
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) —
We're continuing our Election 2018 coverage by looking at Daniel Biss, a state senator from Evanston who’s thrown his hat in the ring for governor.
Biss is one of six Democrats on the ticket.
"It's time to build a movement to take power back for the rest of us," Biss said.
After more than 7 years in the state legislature, Biss decided it's time for a change, and not just a career change.
"I think it's time for a middle-class governor," Biss said.
Biss wants to see change throughout the state.
"People look at the state and say wait a second, the wealthy have had their turn, it's time for the rest of us to have a state that works for us,” Biss said.
Two of the five people the self-proclaimed middle-class candidate is running against include billionaire JB Pritzker and millionaire Chris Kennedy.
If elected, Biss wants to change the tax system to work better for the middle class, not the rich.
"Illinois makes it incredibly hard to be a middle-class homeowner, but a great place to be a billionaire,” Biss said.
To fix this, Biss said the rich need to pay their fair share.
"We need to ask the wealthy to pay their share so we can bring down property taxes, fund schools properly and have a society that actually works for the rest of us,” Biss said.
See our entire interview with Biss below.
We continue our candidate coverage on Feb. 21 with a look at Democratic candidate for governor Bob Daiber on Newschannel 20 at 6 p.m.
Illinois' Primary Election is on March 20.
Throughout this election year, we'll be using the hashtag #ILElection18. Search that on social media to follow along with the latest coverage. Also, follow statehouse reporter Rachel Droze on Facebook and Twitter and Newschannel 20 on Facebook and Twitter.