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Belleville Alderman Ward 8 candidate: Roger Wigginton

Roger Wigginton
Roger Wigginton

Name: Roger Wigginton

City of residence: Belleville

Age: 66

Family status: Married

Education: Bachelor of science in commerce and finance from St. Louis University

Occupation: Owner of Don Rodgers Ltd.

Political party: Independent

Office sought: Ward 8 alderman

Campaign Facebook: Roger Wigginton For Ward 8 Alderman

Previously held offices: Not provided

What qualifies you for this position?

“My 38 years in business plus my involvement in civic affairs definitely qualifies me for the position of Alderman Ward 8. I presently sit on two boards and two committees. I have been co-chair of the West Belleville Promotional for over 10 years. We have 23 very active neighborhood associations in West Belleville. I attend as many of their meetings as I can and work closely with each group. I understand the importance of strengthening neighborhood core values. I am very visible and accessible. I have worked tirelessly for the community, and I will continue to do so.”

What is the top issue in your race, and how would you address it?

“They say rooftops spur development. In West Belleville, we have wonderful affordable housing, great schools and churches, and a close proximity to St. Louis. We are a close-knit community. However, to maintain this stability we need repairs to our infrastructure and continued economic development. We need a reason for young buyers to consider living in West Belleville. It is important that we push for street, curb and sidewalk repairs. We need to advocate development on Route 15. With economic development, we will also see property values rise. I will be the voice of West Belleville.”