Job creation is one of my top priorities as your state senator. In just three years I’ve:

  • Brought NASCAR to Madison, Illinois. This June we expect 88,000 tourists to come to town, bringing jobs and dollars with them.
  • Secured $25 million for Boeing to manufacture state-of-the-art artcraft carriers for the U.S. Navy at MidAmerica Airport in the Metro East.
  • Expanded opportunities for apprenticeships at Southwestern Illinois College with funding to build a Workforce Diversity Hub.
  • Sponsored the Black Caucus’ Economic Diversity legislation to increase diverse hiring throughout state government and in our public colleges and universities.
  • Got funding to build a Criminal Justice Hub at Southwestern Illinois College to train Illinois State Police cadets and offer criminal justice and law classes to the public.
  • Brought two pilot programs to the 57th District to build solar farms that with power 500 homes
  • Made it quicker and easier for our military families living at Scott Air Force Base to transfer professional licenses–anything from teaching to cosmetology–so they can contribute to our economy here in Illinois.

other issues


Roads and Community Improvements In order to grow our economy and create jobs, we need to invest in the basics: our infrastructure. Last year I

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Public Safety

As a former probation officer for 16 years in St. Clair County working mostly with juveniles, public safety is a lifelong pursuit. I’m proud to

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Mental Health

The last few years have shown us just how important mental health is as we all had to face the fear and isolation the pandemic

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I believe everyone should have access to affordable, high quality healthcare. Here in the 57th District, we have several safety net hospitals that care for

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School Funding Our children deserve a high quality education, and my job in Springfield is to make sure our schools, students and teachers get the

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