"Love him or hate him, Proft has changed the political landcape for the Republican Party." - Capitol Fax | Mar 19, 2014

Darren Bailey

State Representative
109th District

"Today, there is a political class that is ignoring our values and harming our families. A thirty-two percent 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," says Bailey. 

Bailey has pledged to oppose tax hikes, fight for tax relief, and to decline a legislative pension.

Bailey is the owner of Bailey Family Farm. Bailey graduated of North Clay High School in Louisville and received an A.A.S. in Agricultural Production from Lake Land College. Bailey attends Effingham Assemblies of God Church, and has served 17 years on the North Clay Unit 25 Board of Education in Louisville.

Bailey 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.