Wirsing announces intention to run for office

By Julie Listek

David Wirsing, a Sycamore resident, plans to replace Brad Burzynski, current Illinois representative for the 76th district.

Wirsing announced Monday his intention to run for Illinois Representative of the 70th district in the Illinois General Assembly. This district will represent most of the DeKalb County area in addition to the eastern sections of Ogle and Lee counties.

The 76th district will be changed to the 70th district during elections in November 1992 because of redistricting.

“I have considered running for some time,” he said. “With Brad Burzynski giving up his House seat, I got the encouragement to do it.”

Coming from an agricultural community, Wirsing said he has the business sense to hold the position.

Wirsing has served in the pork industry, holding a board position of treasurer on the DeKalb Area Pork Producers for two years and president for three years.

The Illinois Pork Producers Executive Board also elected him vice president for two years and later elected him president for two years.

Currently, he is a member of Congressman Dennis Hastert’s Agricultral Committee.

Wirsing said working on these committees has “opened up a new awareness of what is going on” so that he has a good understanding of the legislative process and how it works.

“We have a good form of government, but I would like to resolve and define education funding, the real estate form of generating money and a variety of other things,” he said.

Wirsing said he would like to redirect the real estate tax to state income tax as a better form of gathering tax dollars.

“I am not advocating to raise taxes, I just want to create a better system for gathering tax dollars.”

General elections are November 1992 and Wirsing said he is looking forward to winning the year-long primary in March

“The support and willingness to help with the campaign is overwhelming,” Wirsing said.