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“I’m a lifelong independent” is a mantra that Eric backs up with 30 years of non-political party membership. Four years ago, Eric joined the Libertarian Party when he watched both of the national political parties devolve into dysfunction. Eric got involved and started working with a small group of Independent thinkers at the Libertarian Party of Greater Peoria to get a Tazewell County chapter established.


Eric considers Pekin to be his adopted hometown. He’ll talk about the area’s virtues to anyone who will listen. We have a lot to be proud of in our county and we need to keep working to make it better for the next generation. Fiscal responsibility now means that we will not leave burdens for our children that will drive them away. Eric is proud of what his family has built and accomplished and he hopes he can help others have those opportunities as well

Eric moved to Delavan in 1993 and married his WIU sweetheart, Angela, in 1995.  Since that time, they have always lived outside of Pekin in rural Tazewell County.  There have been opportunities over the years to leave the area, but Eric and Angela decided that there is no better place to make a home and raise two children.


In his freetime, Eric can usually be found off-roading and camping in Central Illinois or across the US. The Stahl family try to get out and travel near or far when they get a vacation. Eric likes to say, “Travel is the best education and I believe in immersing my children in new experiences as much as possible.”    


Eric has worked for over 20 years at a Pekin New Car Dealership as a Service Manager.  Over the past decade, Eric has volunteered his time with St. Joseph’s Parish and the Boy Scouts of America Troop 62 out of the Pekin Salvation Army.  He is proud to say he was a BSA leader and his son Aiden (Who attends DeeMack HS)  is an Eagle Scout.   Not to be outdone, his daughter Summer is a second year Engineering student at SIUC.  Before heading to college, she acquired the “Billy Mitchell” award in Civil Air Patrol at the McLean County Squadron.

Eric believes that fiscal responsibility now means that we will not leave burdens for our children that will drive them away.