Brian has thrived under the challenges that the next State's Attorney will face in Richland County.
Brian began his career here and has maintained connections to Richland County as his career has progressed.
Brian understands the importance of Respect and Accountability in Richland County.
Brian is often asked why he is running in Richland County. Richland County is where Brian began his career as a prosecutor, when he served as Assistant State's Attorney in 1988. During his time residing in Richland County, he made life-long friends. He left Richland County for active duty in the Marine Corps. Upon leaving active duty, he moved to neighboring Edwards County, where he was elected State's Attorney. His wife, Sonja, resided in Richland County when they met and married. Sonja has worked at Carle Richland Memorial Hospital for the past 22 years. Brian's father, Burl, was the Pastor of the Olney Free Methodist Church for seven years. Brian and Sonja are well aware of the needs and of the values of the people of Richland County. As State's Attorney, Brian will meet those needs and support the values of Richland County. Brian and Sonja will return to Richland County if elected.
Stemming the rising tide of criminal cases will require innovation, but while innovating, the State's Attorney must remain focused on basic values. The State's Attorney must maintain basic standards of respect and accountability. These principles were instilled in Brian at an early age. They were reinforced through his experiences in the Marine Corps. These principles will ensure that these standards are maintained.