Mike is currently the Wood River Township Supervisor, a position he’s held since being elected in 2009.
His goal as a board member is to provide common sense resolutions that save taxpayers money.
Mike serves as chair of the Judiciary Committee as well as serves on the Executive, Government Relations and Finance, Government Operations, and Education committees.
Mike holds an associate in science degree in electronics from Lewis and Clark Community College and a bachelor in science in marketing from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He also holds a financial advisor license with Cambridge Corp.
He worked for McDonnell Douglas for eight years before changing career paths into the insurance industry, which he’s been doing for the past 30 years. He currently owns Babcock & Associates.
Mike is involved in his community as a member of First Baptist Church in Bethalto and he serves on the board of Community Hope Center in Cottage Hills. He is past president of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Services and former board member of the Bethalto Police Pension Board.
He was born and raised in Rosewood Heights and currently resides in Bethalto with his wife, Carol. They have three grown sons and two grandchildren.