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DECATUR— State Rep. Dan Caulkins, R-Decatur, is seeking another term in the General Assembly. 

“My re-election campaign and second term will be focused on making the much-needed changes in Springfield to help all of the people of Illinois,” Caulkins said in a statement. “I have put term limits on myself — so there is a lot of work to do in a short period of time.”

Caulkins was elected last year. He co-sponsored bills extending insurance benefits to Lyme disease patients and requiring insurance to cover EpiPens to Illinois residents 18 years old and under. He opposed doubling the state's gas tax and increased license plate renewal fees, increased taxes on cigarettes and the Reproductive Health Act.

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Caulkins said in the statement that he will continue to fight the constitutional amendment to bring a progressive income tax system to the state, re-negotiate the $15-an-hour minimum wage and protect the Second Amendment.

Caulkins previously served on the Decatur City Council, spent 22 years in the military and is a small business owner.

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