Two attorneys have announced they will challenge Scott Wilk next year for Wilk’s 21st Senate district seat.
Kipp Mueller, who handles discrimination, wrongful termination and retaliation cases; and immigration lawyer Warren Heaton, who also teaches at College of the Canyons, have declared their candidacies.
Both list healthcare, housing and homelessness concerns as platform issues on their candidate websites. Both favor the public option for healthcare, and both express alarm at the cost of housing and the rise of homelessness as a result.
Muller also seeks to “re-establish a strong middle class that suits the 21st century” by strengthening unions, enforcing the labor code and balancing the budget. He wants to safeguard reproductive freedoms and women’s rights, and he recognizes the need to do something to combat climate change.
“Now, most families fear the first of the month. We’ve seen decades of stagnant wages while healthcare, housing and other life expenses continue to climb,” Mueller said in a statement. “An economy that used to work for families like mine has now turned into millions of families just struggling to get by.”
Heaton, who declared last week, supports “a dramatic expansion in public transportation” and more infrastructure funding. He also supports more money in K-12 education and investments to lower student-loan debt and increase the number of full-time faculty members.