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Raymond Poe's Biography
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Director of the Department of Agriculture (IL), Republican
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Wife: Carol; 3 Children: Lance, Collette, Cherrilyn
BA, DeVry Institute of Technology, 1963
Appointed by Governor Bruce Rauner, Director, Illinois Department of Agriculture, November 13, 2015
Representative, Illinois State House of Representatives, 1995-2015
Member, Williamsville Community School District Board, 1970-1991
Former Member, Agriculture and Conservation Committee, Illinois State House of Representatives
Former Member, Appropriations Committee, Higher Education, Illinois State House of Representatives
Republican Spokesperson, Business Occupational Licenses Committee, Illinois State House of Representatives
Former Member, Personnel and Pensions Committee, Illinois State House of Representatives
Businessman, Self-Employed, 1964-present
Farmer, Self-Employed, 1964-present
Operator, Mini-Storage Operation in Sherman, present
Former Owner, White Hen Pantry
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Illinois State of Education, Illinois Council of Business-Education Partnerships, 1990-present
Farm Supply Services, 1973-present
Former President, Executive Board, Farm Bureau
Member, Farm Advisory Board, Farm Credit Services
Former Chairman of the Board/Trustees Committee, Sherman United Methodist Church
Youth Group Leader, Sherman United Methodist Church, 1980-1990
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