|Ottawa is and always will be my hometown. I am married to Anne Lauterjung. We have two children, Gertie and Sam, and reside on the Southside. I attended Ottawa Elementary (Lincoln and Central Jr. High) and OTHS. I received an Associate's degree in Economics from Illinois State University.
I am currently employed by the Department of Labor in Chicago since 1999 and I am serving my third term as President of AFGE Local 648.
I am a 15 year member of the Ottawa Plan Commission and current Commission Chair; a 15 year member and Chair of the Ottawa Tree Board; and I am a member and current Co-Chair of the Ottawa is Blooming committee. I served on the Form of Government Commission, North Side Entry Greenway Committee, and Sign Review Ordinance Committee.
I am past Board member and Board Chair of Easter Seals of LaSalle & Bureau Counties; past Board member of Resident's Against a Polluted Environment; and I have participated in the St. Baldrick's event here in Ottawa as a "Shavee" for 10 years.
On April 7, 2015, I would appreciate it if you would vote for me, Brent Barron for Commissioner of the City of Ottawa.