Jeff Fleming's roots run deep in the 55th District. After generations of the Fleming family called Wayne County home, Jeff settled in Olney with his wife June in the 1970s. There they raised two boys, Justin and Jason.
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Jeff is a life-long Methodist and Republican. Jeff has worked as an attorney and CPA since graduating from the University of Illinois (undergrad '68, law '72). He has been practicing in Richland county for more than 40 years, learning how to make tough decisions, and get conversations going again when parties no longer want to talk to one another.
Fleming is originally from Wayne County and is a graduate of Fairfield Community High School. He attended University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana where he received a BS in Accountancy and became a Certified Public Accountant. He attended University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana College of Law where he received his Juris Doctor and began practicing law in 1971. Fleming moved to Olney in 1974, where he is continuing as a practicing attorney.
In addition to his law practice, he is engaged in professional speaking and is a member of the National Speakers Association. Also, he is a life member of the NRA, a member of the Illinois State Rifle Association and is a Co-Chair of the Southeastern Illinois Friends of NRA.
Jeff is a member of the St Paul United Methodist Church in Olney, where he serves as its Lay Leader. Quite often, Jeff is a guest speaker at several churches in Richland County and the surrounding area.
Fleming has experience in county government by serving for 36 years on the Richland County TB Care & Treatment Board and as a township trustee for Olney Township.
Fleming believes his experience in law and accounting, along with his professional speaking skills would be valuable for serving in the Illinois Senate. He is concerned that Illinois citizens and businesses are leaving the State because of high taxes and over regulation. Illinois state spending is out of control and he would like to bring fresh ideas to the state legislature to benefit the people of the 55th Senatorial District.