Terri has a wide variety of experience through her commitment to family, passion for her beliefs and value in leadership.

Experience as a Small Business Owner


  • Former Owner/Operator Bluebell Restaurant – Murphysboro, Illinois
  • Family Farm

Experienced Veteran of the Illinois Department of Corrections

  • Began at entry level in 1994
  • Presently- Public Service Administrator managing a budget in excess of 3.5 million dollars

Experienced and Much Sought After Public Speaker

  • Featured speaker for the Woman in Politics Series at the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, Southern Illinois University
  • Guest Presenter to the “Women in Leadership” class at Southern Illinois University School of Law, 2012 and 2013
  • Workshop Presenter- Christian Woman’s Conferences at Ozark Christian College, Lincoln Christian College, and St. Louis Christian College
  • Talk Radio guest- several local radio station commenting on various political issues

Experience in Local and Statewide Politics

  • President, Governing Board- Illinois Lincoln Excellence in public Service Series
  • Vice Chair, Jackson County Republican Party
  • Vice President, Jackson County Republican Women’s Organization
  • Former Coordinator of Coalitions- Illinois GOP  
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