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Normal needs more balanced representation

There are thousands of people in this community whose views on debt, development, and governmental priorities are not well-represented by the prevailing super-majority of the current council. Our town council should have a balance that more properly reflects the diversity of sentiment in our community. The current council actively seeks to quash dissent. That is unhealthy and is not in the best interests of sound decision-making. I am running to provide a more robust discussion in deliberations to promote fairness and representation for all views as decisions are being made.


This site contains much of the information from my past mayoral campaigns. I believe the issues raised are still relevant today. If you have questions or comments on any topic, please contact me. I'd be happy to talk with you.


Tuesday, April 4, 2023 3:25 PM

My response to a resident on how I get along.

My reply to a question from a resident:

Q: In my opinion, we need more conservatives on the town council, but not bitter, angry, hard to get a long with conservatives. In all sincerity, where are you at on this scale, Marc?

Thank you for contacting me. I am a conservative, but not a bitter one. If you look through the last 6 years of my campaigns, you will see that I have never issued insults or personal attacks. Despite being accused, insulted, and ridiculed by the media, by other candidates, and by some of their supporters, I have not responded in kind. These are our neighbors, co-workers, and fellow citizens. It does not serve us to dehumanize people we disagree with. I may criticize policies and actions, but I never demean or devalue anyone. I believe all people have value and worth. They have worked hard to get to where they are at and are worthy of consideration. If we disagree on something, we should be able to have a frank and honest discussion about the issues, not the personalities. I hope to bring more order to the council discussions and will stand for equal time for all voices at the table. It's going to take four votes to get anything done and you can't do that by alienating colleagues. Finally, I offer as evidence my role as an educator. I find ways to work with all students regardless of their motivations, attitudes, or perspectives. If I can teach algebra to a kid who was trying to punch me just a few minutes earlier, I think I can handle a debate on a thorny issue before the town council. If you'd ever like to talk or discuss anything in person, you can contact me at 309-824-1304. Have a great day!

Friday, March 31, 2023 1:02 PM

Marc on the Keep Your Day Job Podcast

Marc was recently interviewed for the Keep Your Day Job podcast:


Friday, March 31, 2023 12:47 PM

Marc Answers Questions from The Pantagraph

A few days ago, Marc answered some questions from the Pantagraph. Here are his responses.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 8:38 PM

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Monday, April 5, 2021 8:49 AM

Marc's Article in the Pantagraph

On Sunday, April 4, the Pantagraph published an article Marc wrote:

"The tactics used by my opponent in this election are appalling. Have we ever seen anything like this in our community?

This election comes down to the type of leadership we want. We can look at how each of us runs our campaigns. I talk about the issues. He runs attack ads. I talk about voting records and policies. He preys on fear by association..."

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