Chris’ goals as a board member are to balance the budget without increasing property taxes and finding ways to improve government efficiency. Currently he serves as the chair of both Executive and Finance, Government Operations and Education committees, as well as serves on Judiciary and Personnel and Labor Relations.
Previously, Chris served as chair of the Government Relations Committee where he led the effort to reduce the county board by 10 percent and consolidated election precincts, saving taxpayer dollars.
In addition to his duties on the County Board, Chris serves on the Board of Trustees for Madison County Transit and is a member of the legislative committee for the Illinois Association of County Board Members.
Chris graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a Bachelor of Science degree in political science and business management.
In his professional role, currently Chris serves as deputy communications director for the Illinois House Minority Leader. He previously worked in Government Affairs for America’s Fortune 500 companies. Chris also served as an elected trustee for the Village of Maryville and Collinsville Township.
He and his wife, Cara, enjoy sailing and traveling to new places.