Representative Bennett has served as the State Representative for the 106th Representative District since 2015 and serves all or parts of Livingston, Iroquois, Woodford, Vermillion and Ford Counties. His district consists of approximately 108,000 people living in about 60 villages, towns and communities. The district has important manufacturing through such major corporations as Caterpillar and Dupont. There are over 25 K-12 and K-8 school districts in the 106th District. People have nearby access to five community colleges, Eureka College, University of Illinois and Illinois State University. Small business and agriculture are keys to the area’s growth and prosperity. A number of residents work at the Correctional Centers in Pontiac and Danville.
Representative Bennett is the fourth of five children raised on a small farm near Gibson City. Bennett taught high school and junior high science for seven years and then worked as a manager, computer software developer and trainer at State Farm Insurance in Bloomington for the next 30 years. He has a BS in Education, a BS in Applied Computer Science, an MBA and Doctor of Business Administration. He and wife Kathy have two grown children and four grandchildren.
Representative Bennett values education and supports economic development, business growth and the 2nd Amendment. He believes we need to live within our means and provide the environment that will help everyone reach their goals and dreams.
Being an American isn’t easy. In many ways our country has always struggled but it has also grown from these struggles. Americans have always had different views, agendas and goals on how things should be done. Despite these challenges, we have progressed through over 200 years to where we are today. We have reshaped our country and our economy several times to fit the needs of the time. We continue to change today. May God Bless America and God Bless Illinois!