|Address||26427 E. Cr 880N |
Easton, Illinois 62633, United States
|| August 10, 1947
Oct 28, 2012 11:16pm
Widowed - Air Force - Straight -
|Info||Democratic Activist, Landscaper & National Guard Veteran |
Briefly I want you to know that I grew up on what would now be called a small farm in Mason county, near Easton, with my parents and my sister. As a boy I worked very hard on the farm at most of the things a farmer does. I was a member of 4-H and loved raising and showing cattle.
I graduated from Canton Junior College in 1967 and enlisted in the Air Force in 1968. I volunteered for duty in Southeast Asia in 1969 but instead was assigned to support the Vietnam War effort at Cannon Air Force Base in New Mexico for the remainder of my service.
After separating from the Air Force in 1972, I came back home to farm with my father. I married Barb Fisk of Havana in 1974. We are the parents of 3 wonderful daughters: Allison, Andrea, and Laura. Barb was killed in an accident with a semi-truck in 1994. She was a Registered Nurse at the time of her death.
In the same year (1976) that I graduated from Sangamon State University in Springfield with a Bachelors degree in Economics, I also enlisted in the Illinois Air National Guard in Peoria. I retired in 1995 at the rank of Master Sergeant.
Since retiring I’ve been a member of the Board of Directors of the Central Illinois Economic Development Corporation (CIEDC) of Lincoln. CIEDC is the umbrella corporation for Headstart and Community Action in 6 counties including Mason, Menard, and Logan counties in the 18th Congressional District. I’m also President of the Havana Area Prevention Team (HAPT). HAPT is a group of volunteers dedicated to helping children make positive decisions in their lives. I’m also President of the Easton Park District and Chairman of the Admin Board for the First United Methodist Church of Havana. Additionally I’m Vice-Chairman of the Mason County Democrats.
Over the years I’ve worked at many jobs. I’ve worked on a potato farm, sold insurance, worked in a a grain elevator, construction, landscaping and tree stump removal, helped farmers get better prices for their commodities, farmed and raised cattle.
As you can see I have lots of real world experience. The kind of experience a Congressman should have to adequately represent the citizens of the 18th District. Keep that in mind as you browse my website.