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12259 Derby Ln.
Orland Park, IL.
60467 Phone 815 557-7196
E-mail sbalich@comcast.net
Steve Balich
Current employer 2012 – present Will County as elected Board member
Employed by Homer Township as the Elected Township Clerk 2009 – 2012 Two Terms as Homer Township Trustee 2001 – 2009 Co Founder of Homer Lockport Teaparty, Will County Tea Party Alliance, and IllinoisTaxday Tea Party 2009 – present, Founder of the Conservative Committeeman Project 2010. Eleven year elected president of the Homer Founders club 1999 – 2010. Member Illinois State Rifle Association. NRA Member, St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Member Homer Township Republican Organization, Secretary Mokena Fiesta Italiano 2014 – 2017, Current Elected Republican Committeeman for 2 yr. term 2016- 2018. Past Committeeman since about 1998

Current employer 2012 – present Will County as elected Board member

Employed by Homer Township as the Elected Township Clerk 2009 – 2012

Two Terms as Homer Township Trustee 2001 – 2009

CEO Minneapolis paper Company 1998 to 2002

Will County Sheriff Dept. 2003 to 2011, Started as a cook. After about 2 months became head cook for 1 1/2 years
before promotion to Inventory Control Coordinator. I located and picked up food donations.
When I left I was feeding the inmates at the jail for 8 cents per day for all 3 meals including drinks.

Copeland Companies( Division of Travelers) sold 403b plans between Phoenix Arizona and the Mexican border.
I was number 10 in the United States for single premium sales.
At the same time I sold Revokable Living Trusts part time for a local company. 1994 to 1998

Driver various trucks: Semi van, flatbed, yuke, 966cat end loader, referigerated, Garbage transfer trailer, local garbage truck,
cement truck, semi-dump, small dump, for over 30 years.

Owned small Trucking Company while Dispatching for Southern Referigerated and Refigerated Transport

Owned Balich Realty about 5 years.

Education Governors State Unv. University Park, IL.
3 classes from Masters Degree in Health Science

St. Xavier University Chicago, IL.
Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts
Minor in Psychology, emphasis Elementary Education

Moraine Valley Community College Palos, IL.
Associate Degrees in Business and Early Childhood Education

Reus Real Estate South Holland, IL.
Principals of Real Estate, Broker Certificate

Real Estate Education Company Alsip, IL.
Principal of Real Estate, Sales Certificate

Series 6, 65, 63, Life, and health designations

Volunteer experience
Elections Homer Township Coordinator for Pat O’Malley for Governor primary 2002
Regional Director for Jim Ryan for Governor Nov. 2002
Will County Co-Coordinator for Andy Mc Kenna for Governor 2006
Homer Township coordinator for Jill Stanek for State Rep. 2004
Homer Township Coordinator for Dr. Steve Sourberg for Senate 2008
Homer TWP. Coordinator for Ray Rossi for Judge 2010
Organized an independent group of Republican called the Alliance, winning every race we backed. {3 Alderman in Lockport City Election, and 3 Trustees and the Mayor of Homer Glen. 2006
One of 3 Trustee organizers of the Homer Township Political Youth Action Committee. 14 to 23 yrs.of age. 2006
Homer Township Committeeman of the year 2006
Homer Founders Club Person of the Year 2006
Will County Judicial Committee 2013-2017
Passed and sponsored concealed and open carry resolution 2013
Will County Legislative Committee 2013 – 2017
Will County Building Ordinance review committee 2013
Will County Land use committee 2015 – 2017
Will County Economic Development Committee 2015 – Present
Will County Public Works and Transportation Committee 2017- Present
Will County Finance Committee 2017- Present
Will County IT Committee 2017- Present

Influenced putting building codes on Line 2013
Introduced legislation to limit aerial photos in code violations 2013 passed in 2014
Responsible for Aerial Photography Amendment going to public hearing, not allowing Aerial Photos to be used to initiate code violations by land use. 4-1-2014 hearing May 6th
Co- Sponsored statute of Limitations for code violations 2013
Influenced formation of a committee to address Performance in County Departments 4-1-2014
Candidate for State Central Committeeman April 2014
Advocate for not giving any elected office holders a raise April 2014
Homer Township Co- Coordinator for Bruce Rauner for Governor
Homer Township Coordinator for Dan Proft for Governor in 2010 Primary
Homer TWP and Teaparty Coordinator for Bill Brady for Governor Nov. 2010

2015 to Present working with the Small Business Administration to bring information about Hubzone and SAMS to will County.

As a County Board member the most important resolutions and ordinances I worked to pass are 2013 Open and concealed carry, 2014 no aerial photos to initiate building code violations, and 2015 refunding charges for towing, storage, and administration fee if you are found not guilty in court.

2015 Collected 2033 signatures to put the Homer Township Property tax referendum on the ballot. (Shall each taxing body located partially or wholly within Homer Township be required to seek voter approval by referendum prior to increasing its annual total property tax Levy? Yes or No).

2016 Property Tax Referendum Passed by 87%

2016 Advocate against raises for any County Elected Officials, as well as any Property tax increase.

2016 Presented a Resolution for Will County Board Members to be allowed to carry concealed if they have the proper license.

2016 Endorsed by Will County Building Trades Union and Sheriff’s Deputy Union

2016 Voted and worked against allowing County Board Members being allowed to take IMRF Pension going forward

2016 Voted to increase from 600 to 1000 the Hours needed to be considered part time as a County Employee

2017 Working with City of Joliet and State of Illinois to bring back business to Will county

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