Republican Caucus Whip
1998 - 2002 (House); 2003 - Present (Senate)
Assignments (Minority Spokesperson); Appropriations I (Minority Spokesperson); Committee of the Whole; Executive Appointments (Minority Spokesperson); Appropriations II; Human Services; Oversight Medicaid Mang. Care, Spec; Subcommittee on Special Issues (HS); Sub. on Consequences of Fed.Policy; Insurance; Supplier Diversity, Special Com. On (Minority Spokesperson); Housing, Special Committee On; Telecommunications & InfoTechnology.
Accounting at Eastern Illinois University, JD at Saint Louis University School of Law, of Counsel with a small law firm in Charleston, and part-time college instructor; two children, Jonathon and Benjamin.