The upcoming election for Lake Land College Board is very important to our local area. This fine educational institution is where many of our local students get their start in higher education. The board members chosen in this election will be instrumental in determining what kind of education our young people receive. As the father of two daughters who are graduating from Lake Land this year, I understand the importance of selecting a capable board. For this reason, I recommend Kevin Curtis of rural Windsor, Illinois, for election to the Lake Land Board.

Kevin has been a lifelong resident of this area. He has worked on the family farm his whole life. He currently runs the whole operation, farming just under 1,000 acres in rural Windsor. For the last several years, he has been down to just this one full-time job; for the 34 years before his retirement from teaching he had two full-time jobs. After graduating from Eastern Illinois University in 1976, Kevin taught vocational education at Shelbyville High School from 1976 to 1980. In 1980, he joined the faculty at Mattoon High School, where he taught vocational education until his retirement in 2010. Those 34 years saw many advances in vocational education, from drafting plans by hand to using computers and many differences in the students that he taught.

I believe that Kevin's vast experiences in education over the years as well as his life as a farmer make him uniquely qualified to serve as our representative on the Lake Land Board. He knows what is needed in our education system and he understands the ļ¬nancial realities of our area today. These things will make him a good steward of our tax dollars and will insure that our young people receive a quality education.

Please join me In voting for Kevin Curtis for Lake Land College Board on April 2, 2019.

Jim Killam


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