Kristofer “Kris” Theilen – Ward 8

Kris Theilen, Candidate for Alderman Ward 81124 Larchmont Drive, Springfield, IL 62704
217-787-1744

Born and raised in Springfield, IL, Kris Theilen is the son of Larry and Barbara Theilen.  He is 41 years old and is married to Lori C. Theilen.  They have two children, 7 year old Katie and 4 year old Josh.  He has worked for the State of Illinois since 2000, currently working for the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity as a union employee in the Workforce Development program providing database support as a management systems specialist.  Kris has also worked at the Department of Revenue as a tax specialist, at the Department of Public Aid division of Child Support Enforcement as an accountant, and at the Department of Public Health as an IT specialist.  Over the years, he also worked at Osco Drug, FitClub, Bakers Square, Lone Star, Old Country Buffet and Sears.

Kris graduated Lutheran High School in 1991, received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Culver Stockton College in 1995, and went to graduate school at the University of Illinois at Springfield, where he received a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) in 1998.

He has lived in Ward 8 since 2001.  He has focused on the issues that were important to the residents of Ward 8: crime, sidewalk/road/sewer repair, and fiscal responsibility.

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