Hancock County Board District 2: Durham, Fountain Green, La Harpe, Hancock, St. Mary and Augusta Townships
Don was born in August of 1953 in LaHarpe Hospital in Hancock County. He along with his wife Chris live on their farm south of LaHarpe. Between them they have four kids and thirteen grandchildren. Don has worked at a variety of occupations including; farming, factory laborer, Fertilizer dealer laborer, sold feed and lastly been employed for his last 15 years by LaHarpe Elementary School as their head Janitor, groundskeeper and transportation mechanical supervisor. He retired from the School in 2016 and is presently doing various jobs of interest to him.
Don has served on the Hancock County Board for the last eight years. He has held the chairman position on the finance committee, now serving as vice chairman. Also is presently the vice chairman of the road and bridge committee. He also is the secretary on the Hancock County Public Building commission and is on the Western Illinois Regional Council Board.
Don presently serves as Elder on the Grace Bible Church board in Dallas City where he and Chris have been members for the last 23 years.