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John Laesch

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John Laesch was born on January 29th, 1974. The Laesch family served as Christian Missionaries, and John spent much of his childhood on the mission field in West Africa.

In 1986, the Laesch family returned to the United States and settled on a small farm in Newark, Illinois. During high school, John worked in the fields of several family-owned farms across Kendall County. John was captain of the soccer team and graduated at the top of his class from Newark High School in 1992. John received an A.S. from Waubonsee Community College in 1999.

Driven by his desire to serve his country, John enlisted in the United States Navy in 1995. In 1996, Laesch graduated from Great Lakes Naval Training Center at the top of his class.

Throughout his tour of duty, Laesch served as an intelligence analyst in Bahrain, monitoring terrorist activity and analyzing foreign political and military structures. For his outstanding service to our nation, John received numerous citations and meritoriously rose 5 ranks within 3 short years.

Following an honorable discharge from the military, Laesch attended Illinois State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in History, while pursuing minors in Political Science and Communications.

Laesch�s desire to create positive change for the nation led him to become involved in political affairs. John volunteered for numerous political campaigns, and took on higher leadership roles in each subsequent campaign. In 2004, Laesch served as the campaign manager for Dr. David Gill in the Illinois 15th Congressional District.

John�s commitment to truth and Democracy has led him to challenge the current Speaker of the House, J. Dennis Hastert in the 2006 election.

John is currently employed as a carpenter, and in his free time, he enjoys biking, fishing, and working on the family farm.

*Disclaimer* I am not affiliated with the John Laesch campaign. I am merely a resident of this district with a strong desire to see John elected. You may visit www.john06.com if you wish to contribute to his campaign directly.

-M Franquelli