Awards

Recieved “Star of Romania”, highest civil order, awarded by Romania President Basescu                                      2014 National "County Leader of the Year" Nomination                                                 
2011 John Ericcson Republican League of IL Award
2010 & 2008 Illinois Farm Bureau Friend of Agriculture Activator Award
2009  A.B.A.T.E. Recognition of Support of Our Freedom Award
2009  IATCD - Legislator of the Year
2007 Illinois Civil Justice League “Friends of Fairness” Award
2007 Army National Guard Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Support of the Illinois Army National Guard and Charlie Troop 2/106th Calvary
2002 Illinois Chamber of Commerce “Champion of Free Enterprise”
2000 Outstanding Senator Award from DuPage County Farm Bureau
2000 Education Center Community Leadership Award
1999 Holy Angels School Alumni of the Year
1997 Illinois Family Institute Leadership Award
1996 Marmion Academy Centurion Award
1996 NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award
1995 Family PAC Legislator of the Year
1994 Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization Award in Excellence