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Joe believes that the Auditor position is best filled by a third party that has no allegiance to anyone but their constituents. He believes that a Libertarian, elected to be an unbiased auditor for Peoria County, can restore the trust in local government that will be necessary to travel the tough financial road ahead. Joe will always fight for the tax payer’s best interest and will hold county officials and departments accountable. He intends to usher in a new era of transparency, efficiency, and fiscal responsibility to Peoria County and will work closely with all county offices to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of all financial reports.

Joe is a lifelong resident of Peoria County. He graduated from Dunlap High School and went on to get his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Robert Morris College where he also played baseball. Joe is passionate about the Libertarian philosophy and believes the answers to our community’s problems lie within individuals and not the Government.

In 2017, just after graduating high school, Joe started the Central Illinois Champions Baseball League. It is a summer baseball league based in Peoria that has become one of the area’s premier summer leagues. Joe continues to operate the league and does everything from field maintenance to scheduling to managing the financials. Joe believes that communities can come together around recreational activities like Baseball and make the community a better place. His league is currently working to restore the Woodruff Baseball Field to its former glory so that generations to come can experience it.

Joe believes that his generation is the key to a world set free in our lifetime.