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Jim has a track record of getting things done in his community.

Jim has lived in Gurnee for the last 21 years, where he has worked as an outside sales representative for a regional wholesale distributor. Jim met his wife, Rhonda, while attending Western Illinois University. They’ve been married for 29 years. Rhonda has been a teacher for 28 years. They are proud parents of Steven and Rachel; both of whom are graduates of Warren Township High School. Steven recently graduated from Purdue University and Rachel is attending Iowa State.

Jim serves as a school board member for Warren Township High School District #121. In that role, he has improved and overseen the educational environment of students, and also the environmental standards of their education. He championed the cause of green energy at both campuses of the school, convincing the Board to commit to installing solar arrays.

In 2012, Jim’s work with Move to Amend resulted in an advisory question being passed by a 2:1 margin (over 16,000 AYE votes) in Warren Township. The question called for an Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to overturn the disastrous “Citizens United” decision of the Supreme Court.

Outside of working and spending time with his family, Jim is an avid volunteer. From coaching in Youth Baseball, to flood relief efforts at Gurnee Grade School, to Hurricane Katrina relief, to Gurnee Days Parade activities, he has never hesitated to be generous with his time and efforts.

Jim looks forward to working closely with residents of the 14th district to reclaim their voice in Congress, and to ensure that government works for everyone, and not just a handful of Washington elites.