Job: Retired college professor, chair
Phone: (618) 322-2812
Facebook: Danny Stover/Stover for State Senate
Education: M.S. in higher education, political science; extensive post-grad work
Previous offices: Centralia City Council, Marion County Board
Qualifications: I am a veteran of public service and community involvement. I taught government and administration of justice for more than 30 years and chaired the department of social and behavioral science. I was on the Centralia City Council for two terms and I am now on the Marion County Board, was president of my faculty union for two terms and am currently the president of our local history museum. I helped start our local drug court and started a foundation to support it. I have studied other places through travel and hosting international guests, and worked in New Orleans relief efforts after Katrina with students. I stood up for my country as a candidate for Congress. My work, education, life experience, and world view qualify me for this office. At the age of 61 I still get up and go with the best of them.
Top issues: I will stand with the majority in the Senate to protect this district in the future. Economic issues and quality jobs should be our first priority. I oppose much of what the governor has done recently, but currently no legislators in our area support or work with him. I will work with a governor that works with this district. I am a middle-of-the-road candidate who reflects the positions of a majority of the voters. I support working men and women and the creation and retention of quality jobs. We must be responsible and careful as we ride out the global economic crisis we are now in. My stands on support for teachers and education, against corruption, and for tax relief for working and middle class people are among the real issues that should decide this election. I also want to improve health care, protect the rights of hunters and sportsmen and gun owners. I oppose the state facility closures and the way they have been conducted. The State of Illinois has become a deadbeat. We must pay our state's debts and stop the abuse of our vendors.