Meet David Friess Faith. Family. Freedom.

David is conservative, Christian, and an Air Force veteran who served in Operation Desert Storm. He’s also a father who desperately wants his children to inherit a state and region better than what they are today. His life of service tells a tale of fighting for others, and he won’t stop now.

David grew up on the banks of the Mississippi River in Chester, the home of Popeye. He met his wife there and they both graduated from Chester High School. The couple now raise their two young children in Red Bud and attend church in Rockwood. David is a member of the Red Bud VFW and the Randolph County Bar Association. He enjoys coaching his son’s youth sports teams.

David has built his life in Southern Illinois and has served his country abroad.

Straight out of high school, David enlisted in the Air Force and served as a C-141 crew chief out of Charleston, South Carolina. By 1990, David found himself on numerous missions aboard the C-141, flying into the theater of Desert Storm as a flight engineer. After a stint with Delta Airlines as an aircraft mechanic, David put himself through college, earning a degree in Criminal Justice from Mercer University and his Juris Doctorate from the John Marshall Law School.

David’s new battlefield is Illinois, and he’s looking to serve his last tour of duty in Springfield. It’s career politicians versus us. Unfortunately, the political class has been winning the battles—driving up taxes, driving out jobs, racking up debt, and passing a radical left-wing agenda.

It’s time we had someone stand up to hear our concerns, be our voice, and fight for us.

David is that conservative fighter.