Meet Darren Bailey
“Our families’ priorities have always been Faith, Family, & Farming. When my wife and I wanted to ensure our son received a Christ-centered education we opened Full Armor Christian Academy. When we wanted to expand our farm, we looked first to the Lord and then to our family, bringing our two sons back home to help. Today, there is a political class that is ignoring our values and harming our families. A 32% tax hike, sanctuary state legislation and reckless state spending are in direct opposition to the values we hold. I’m running for office to stand for the betrayed taxpayers who are tired of seeing their values trampled on by career politicians.”
Darren Bailey will lead by example. Bailey is refusing to accept a legislative pension. He is opposed to tax hikes and as your State Senator, he will fight for tax relief.
Darren Bailey is the owner of Bailey Family Farm. Bailey is a graduate of North Clay High School in Louisville and he received his A.A.S. in Agricultural Production from Lake Land College. Bailey attends Effingham Assemblies of God Church, and he has served 17 years on the North Clay Unit 25 Board of Education in Louisville and he has served as the President of the Board for 12 of those years.
He is a member of the Farm Bureau, Louisville Rotary Club, NRA, A.B.A.T.E., Illinois State Rifle Association, the Gideons International, Fellowship of Christian Farmers, National and State Corn Growers Association, National and State Soybean Association, Illinois Wheat association, and the Illinois Independent Business Federation. He and his wife Cindy Stortzum were married in 1986. They have four children and five grandchildren with two more on the way. Cindy is the Executive Director of Full Armor.