Term: 2016 - 2020
George Preckwinkle (R)
5 Fair Oaks
Leland Grove, IL 62704
George W. Preckwinkle has been representing District 25 since 2007. George is currently serving as Chair of the Finance Committee. He also serves on Jail, OEM/911 and Rural Transportation Committees.
Mr. Preckwinkle is a past committee member of the Community Resources Committee, Public Health and Zoning Committee, Sangamo Scripts, Court Services and Employee Services Committees. With his strong business background, Mr. Preckwinkle is committed to maintaining a balanced county budget, strong economic development and a sound financial footing for Sangamon County.
Since County Board representatives are not considered full-time positions, Mr. Preckwinkle spends his time as President of Ace Hardware, overseeing operations of a company employing about 200 people throughout Central Illinois. A Springfield native, Mr. Preckwinkle is a graduate of Springfield High School, Southern Methodist University and Southern Methodist University Law School.
With a strong sense of community and civic duty, Mr. Preckwinkle is a supporter of Local First Springfield, the local Boy Scout Council and is currently a Trustee with Blackburn College. He has served in the past as President of Memorial Medical Center Foundation, President of the Y.M.C.A. and as Campaign Chair for United Way. In 2006, Mr. Preckwinkle served as Honory Co-Chair for the Salvation Army Tree of Lights Campaign. He is also a past president of the Executive Board of the Abraham Lincoln Boy Scout Council. Rooted in community, Mr. Preckwinkle has also been involved with the Friends of Sangamon Auditorium, Children's Miracle Network, American Lung Association, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, American Cancer Society's Relay for Life and the Chamber of Commerce. He is an avid sailor and an Eagle Scout.