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Tommy Moss says...

Rafael Him is dedicated to serving the voters of Illinois. He is honest, trustworthy and dedicated. I’m looking forward to seeing everything he accomplishes once he is elected Senator.

Joe Berry says...

Mr. Him has served our country as a military man, on the Village of New Baden and Clinton County Boards. He has shown he is very dedicated to serving people. I have no doubt if elected to the Office of Senate, he will continue that service to the 54th district and fix things. Therefore I am proud to endorse and support Rafael Him for Illinois State Senate. I hope you will join me and vote for Him.

Joe Berry

Police Officer

Scott Meinhardt says...

I have known Rafael since he served on our New Baden Village Board. He left our board and moved up to the County Board level with Clinton County and now sets his sights on the State level. He has continually shown himself as a servant of the people for the people as he has expanded the scope of those he represents. His dedication to serving others is his lifelong passion, as a military man and an elected official. He is a tireless representative of fiscally conservative government and is a skilled negotiator. If elected one could be certain that he will work for the constituents he serves from the bottom of his heart.

Scott Meinhardt,

Chief of Police,

New Baden, IL

 

Danny Bradac says...

Mr. Him is dedicated to the office of Senate. If elected he will undoubtedly serve the 54th district constituents' best interest in a manner consistent with the beliefs and values of such. He is the kind of man we need to send to that office.

 

Danny Bradac,

Washington County Sheriff

Christy Picard says...

I had the pleasure of serving with Rafael in the Village of New Baden. As a trustee, Rafael worked diligently to understand all aspects of the issues at hand and kept the residents best interests at the forefront of his decisions. With his drive and determination, he will definitely get things done. I will be voting for Him!!

 

Christy Picard,

Mayor Village of New Baden

Randy Pierce says...

Mr. Him has shown me to be a conscientious and dedicated public official, always placing the good of his constituents ahead of himself and any personal concerns he may have.
Les McPeak says...

While serving in the position of the USAF's largest Enlisted Aircrew Training Wing, 97 Operation's Group Superintendent, I had the extreme honor of actually pinning on Rafael Him's Basic Enlisted Aircrew Wing's during the Boom Operator Initial Course Graduation Ceremony. Year's later, we would end up living just a few blocks from each other in the small town of New Baden in Illinois. I watched Rafael transition from a successful military career, then jump into public service. I'm convinced Raf will take the same conservative values to the Illinois State Senate, he followed as both a New Baden Village Board Trustee & Clinton County Supervisor. Illinois is at a crossroad...we either get our house in order, or continue to lose at every measure while racing towards financial ruin! Meanwhile, the conservatively led adjourning State's prosper! We need men like Rafael Him...he knows what to do! I'M WITH HIM!
Dave Hughes says...

I served with Rafael Him on Active Duty, and know him to be a man of intelligence, integrity, insight, commitment, and honor. I enthusiastically endorse Rafael Him for Illinois State Senate. He'll serve the people effectively and sacrificially.
Scott Minton says...

I served with Sergeant Him for almost 20 years and I look forward to seeing him use those same leadership skills in guiding the state of Illinois. His dedication to the mission and the Airmen placed in his care never wavered. He is what we need in today's political arena.
Phil Morrison says...

I served with Rafael Him in the U.S.A.F. and couldn't give him a higher endorsement. He will work hard for the State of IL, just like he did in the Air Force for his nation. I have place my life in his hands on numerous occasions on combat missions we flew together. He has integrity and understands what it means to protect others. He will do the right thing, because it is in his nature. Vote for Him!
Mike Morman says...

I served with Rafael while on the Air Force. We have been friends since then spanning almost 20 years. Rafael is a respectable professional who will bring integrity and selfless service to any office he is elected to. Vote for "Him" and let him continue to serve!
Floyd Atkins says...

I proudly support and endorse Rafael Him for State Senate. He's a true friend to me and will be to you. He truly wants to make a difference in people's lives. We served together at Scott AFB.
Shawn Gahring says...

I am proud to endorse Rafael Him for the Illinois State Senate. I first met Rafael in 2002, while we were serving in the Air Force. I worked with him throughout 2 assignments (Grand Forks AFB and Scott AFB) while on active duty and have had the opportunity to work with him in the civilian world as well. Rafael is he kind of guy who gets things done. He's trustworthy, loyal, hard working, and good natured. I have always been happy for the opportunity to work with Rafael Him, and by sending him to represent the Illinois State Senate 54th District, you will be too.
Bricker Martin says...

I have known Rafael for many years, both in and out of the USAF. I can honestly say Raphael continues to epitomize the Air Force core values - Integrity First, Service Before Self and Excellence in all he does. Men and women from Southern Illinois need a voice with integrity, and Raphael is the man to bring honesty back to Springfield.
David Atkinson says...

From survival school to war and back...Rafael has been stalwart and steady, dependable and honest. He has what it takes to lead his district into future success.
Roger Loesch says...

Rafael a true professional, I worked with Rafael while in the USAF. His professionalism and leadership are outstanding and his ability to get things done is second to none.
Tony Elrod says...

I have had the pleasure of calling Rafael a great friend for over 20 years. I had the privilege of serving alongside Rafael for a portion of his Air Force career and he is a man that I would definitely trust to watch my 6. Rafael is a devoted family man with a high level of integrity who always strives to do the right thing. Mr. Him has a great knowledge and respect for the United States Constitution and what it represents. Rafael’s passion to serve has produced a decorated 22-year Air Force career and has translated into a well-respected member of the Clinton County Board. I am confident that Rafael will bring that same level of dedication and integrity to the office of State Senator.
Wes Hicks says...

Rafael Him is a long-time friend of mine. I had the great pleasure of serving with Rafael in the Air Force from 1991 to 1995. He is a true patriot and a man of integrity. Rafael always looks out for other people. He is the type of person that has your back, whether you know it or not. I fully endorse Rafael for public service and wish we had a lot more like Him!
Rob Renner says...

Rafael Him...Soldier... Statesman. I've known Rafael almost 20 years, and served with him for 4, flying worldwide missions in the Air Force. Good sense of humor, intelligent, a more decent family man you won't find.
T. Harrison Smith, Jr. says...

Rafael Him and I served in the US Air Force together in the same squadron from 2000-2002. Then and now, he was and is a "can-do" man, who epitomized professionalism and exercised the highest integrity at all times. We flew sorties in support of Operation Enduring Freedom over Afghanistan right after 9/11/01, and I'm proud to have served and fought together. I've always known him to be a man of great character and principle ...one who says what he means and means what he says. A vote for Him is a vote for what's right for America and Americans alike.
Warren Merrill says...

Raf and I went to high school together we've known each other for over twenty five years now. His dedicated service record ensuring that our country is safe and secure from many deployments is remarkable thereafter in public service in Clinton County. He is pithy and pragmatic with true leadership skills, he'll compromise when fit and not yield on his principles nor his values, it's an honor and a privilege to know him and he would excel in any and all public service positions as it's his passion and calling in life.
Chris Campbell says...

Rafael Him has been my true and trusted friend for over 20 years. When I first met Him, as his then new direct supervisor (many years ago), I could not help but immediately notice his prodigious knowledge and awareness of national and global government(s) affairs. More importantly, also observed, was Rafael’s unique leadership style when dealing with the individuals that served under him. He, Rafael, had an immense reputation as a resolute supporter of his people; yet, he was also easily approachable by all. He proved to be an immense guiding motivator where he took great time and efforts to ensure that all of his subordinates were provided with many opportunities to better themselves both on a professional and personal basis. (In fact, many airmen and/or veterans previously under his charge, can attribute much of their military and civilian successes to Him.) Furthermore, Rafael also honorably served shoulder to shoulder with them on numerous military deployments, campaigns and operations. Thus, he (Rafael Him) shared the same stresses, hardships, and perils of his fellow unit(s) brothers and sisters in arms as they operated around the world. In essence, I am not surprised that Rafael is again endeavoring to continue his service to our country. He already provides staunch representation and trusted support for his constituents. And like always, he has the ability to articulate and project common sense and unify people; not just in the communicative sense, such as with his academic and/or bilingual credentials and abilities, but as a true American patriot who is well attuned to the needs of his fellow citizens. And, most can agree, these are all traits that are so sorely needed in our government during this forlorn period of political divisiveness and discord in our great nation. As a self-made man, “Him” can and will be your persevering representative as an Illinois Senator and I fully endorse Him.
Chris Lester says...

I have known Rafael Him for almost 10 years and during this time, he has been a great friend and a great leader. It is no doubt that he would make an excellent state senator.
Mike O'Connor says...

I've know Rafael Him for almost 20 years. He has been a great friend and a true asset to the military and local communities he's lived in over the years. I stand behind his character and fully endorse him for his desire to serve the citizens of Illinois.
Marc Hoffmann says...

Rafael Him has proven to be a great public servant as a member of the New Baden Village board, before being elected to the Clinton County board. He is very aware of the role of government,and works to make it serve the people it represents most effectively through cost and service. He would no doubt be an asset to Illinois as a Senator. Please take the time to discuss issues that concern you with Rafael to know more about how he can represent you.
Jody Riggs says...

A vote for "Him" is a vote in the "Right" direction. I've known him for 20 years. I'm proud of his military and civilian accomplishments. He will get things done!
Sal Urbano says...

Rafael Him is a true patriot, dedicated over 20 years of service to the United States. Dedicated his life to ensure those around him and from a far felt safe. A true American warfighter putting service before self over and over.
Pete Szabo says...

I cannot think of a better person to represent us as a state Senator. I've had the pleasure of knowing him for a lot of years and he has always been a "Get the job done" type of person. Vote for Him!!!
Kathy Craig says...

Mr. Him has been a good neighbor for 8 years and a good public servant. He is a good family man and trustworthy. He will have my vote.

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