People should vote to re-elect me to the Whiteside County Board because I have been a member of this county board for 4 years, which has kept a balanced corporate fund, while laying off not one employee. Also, all of the county employees have not had an increase in insurance premiums for those 4 years.
I graduated from the leadership academy of United Counties Council of Illinois on Oct. 19 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield.
I was a high school swim coach in Morrison and Clinton, Iowa, for 25 years, and ran my own painting and decorating business in Morrison for 35 years. I am currently employed as a community relations manager for the Illinois Department of Transportation. My wife, Margie, and I have four children and four grandchildren.
I was elected in 2008 as a county board member from District 3, was appointed judiciary committee chairman in 2010, and have served those capacities ever since. The appointment to the chairmanship of the judiciary committee also put me on the executive committee of the board, and I have served in that capacity as well.
I enjoy the challenges of county board business, which is why I chose to run for re-election in District 3.