Job: Grain, livestock farmer and developer
Phone: (618) 580-5251
Education: High school
Previous offices: Washington County Board member
Qualifications: Vice chairman of Bond, Clinton, Marion and Washington County Human Services and Head Start; Chamber of Commerce member serving on the Tourism Tax Committee; former Southwestern Illinois RCD Board; Village of Okawville Tourism Board; developer working on second subdivision; grain and livestock farmer; former chairman of Washington County Senior Services; life member of St. Peters United Church of Christ, serving on Fellowship Committee and teaching Sunday school; 4-H leader; Jaycee, including state boards and 1988 recognition as one of top 10 young people in Illinois; former president of Heritage House Museum in Okawville; executive board on Building on Excellence for Okawville School District; Okawville FFA Alumni; Dairy Farmers of America's Young Cooperative Committee; Washington County Farm Bureau Member; chairman of Oakdale Investment Club; Illinois Conservation Farm Family of the Year in 2009. I have served on committees that have brought new business to our counties, that made hard decision about budgets and employees. My experience has taught me how to work together to solve these problems. I will take my common sense and hard work ethics to Springfield.
Top issues: Illinois continues to over spend, stealing pension funds, creating new programs without funding existing programs and over regulation.