Name: Elizabeth Huston

Party: Republican

Seat: Effingham County Board Member District F

Address: Altamont, IL

Age: 34

Family: Spouse, Adam; Children, Blayne, Blayke and Blayze

Educational Background:

Associate – Lake Land College – Criminal Justice

Bachelor – Greenville University – Criminal Justice

Currently working on a master’s degree – Greenville University – Business Management

Occupation: Financial office – office manager, part-time police officer, business owner – one business in District F and one in Effingham

Are you currently holding an office or held other offices in the past?

I have previously held Precinct Committee Person (Mound 3) for a couple years and just got elected again for Precinct Committee Person (Mound 3) in 2020.

Why do you want to represent District F on the Effingham County Board?

I have been a lifelong resident in the Altamont community. I want to help shape the future of Effingham County while keeping the board accountable and spending in check. I also want to show transparency to the taxpayers.

Why do you feel you are the best candidate for the position?

I have demeanor, sense of fairness, and knowledge to ensure that Effingham County says the community where we want our children and grandchildren to call “home”. I feel I am very thorough when researching topics and issues, therefore, showing my district that I am willing to represent the district basing my decisions on the research and getting the citizen’s opinions. I am willing to listen to the citizens of the district and keep them in mind while deciding my vote. I am young and want to do my due diligence by serving on the County Board and I can also bring a young and woman perspective to the County Board level.

What would you say sets you apart from your opponent?

I am Pro: Small Business, Law Enforcement, Second Amendment and Life. I want to represent District F and bring a woman’s perspective and use my education and business experience to serve the citizens of the district.

What issues as it relates to the Effingham County Board do you feel are most important to you?

I want to fight to keep taxes low. I would like to allocate more funds for mental health to help in the community. I want to be more informed on the ambulance issues within the county and District F to keep the citizens our top priority when it comes to emergency care.

What do you hope to accomplish as an Effingham County Board member?

I would like to reduce taxes and continue to review the budget for ways to save money while reducing wasteful spending, and prioritizing spending when needed. Just as the taxpayers have to live within their budget, the board must also live within the county’s budget and keep the citizens in mind when they are discussing to raise taxes.

Charles Mills can be reached at charles.mills@effinghamdailynews.com or by phone at 217-347-7151 ext. 126.

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Charles Mills is reporter and videographer for the Effingham Daily News. A 1983 graduate of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, he worked as senior video editor for a Nashville television station. He is a native of Vandalia.

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