Meet Jim Biggs, Candidate for County Commissioner - District 3 (North)
Jim Biggs, Candidate County Commissioner (North District)
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About Jim Biggs Residence: Chesterton - 7th generation Age: 62 Marital Status: Married 32 years to Carol Biggs Children: 1 Employer: Great Lakes Labs, Director of Business Development Owner of Verify Pre-Employment Background Checks 1997 - Present
Personal and Professional Experience Public Service Experience: Porter County Commissioner - 1992-1999, and 2016 to Present Porter County Councilman - 2011 to 2015 Past District President of the Indiana Association of County Commissioner’s. Past President of the Northwest Indiana Commuter Transportation District. Current member of the County Community Corrections board, Northern Indiana Regional Planning Commission.
Honors and awards: 2020 Award recipient of the Indiana Human organization for humane treatment to animals.
Jim's Background Education: I graduated with Honors in my M.S. Public Safety Administration 2010, Calumet College of Saint, Joseph, and B.S. Law Enforcement Management 2008, Calumet College of Saint Joseph University of Houston Police Academy 1984
Jim's Top Two Priorities: 1. The extension of Willowcreek Road from the Portage city limits to Indiana 130. Porter County Board of Commissioners approved a revised contract that will take the proposal through its engineering phase. The road extension, at just under 2 miles, will help alleviate congestion on the county’s north-south byways, and improve response time for first responders. to south county residents.
2. The creation of a level I Trauma Unit located in Porter County. Northwest Indiana has no Level I or Level II trauma centers. Gary Methodist is its the only Level III center in all of NWI. The closest Level I unit is in Oak Lawn, Illinois. This is a huge disadvantage to all of us who may need advanced immediate emergency medical care. Especially, those residents dealing with ongoing life threatening illnesses.