Larry Foster


Larry Foster

Candidate for Council, two-year term

AGE: 66

FAMILY: married, five children, 13 grandchildren

YEARS LIVED IN DECATUR: Born and raised in Decatur


currently serving two-year council term; previously served two council terms 1977-81 and 1995-99; former Decatur Planning Commission member


President of Foster Financial Services Inc, founded in 1977 providing financial services and insurance to businesses and individuals


member of board of directors for Salvation Army, Webster-Cantrell Hall, Decatur Parks Foundation; advisory board member of Tabor School of Business; Central Christian Church Trustee; former chairman of Mid-Illinois Chapter of the American Red Cross; former board member of United Way, Decatur Memorial Hospital, Symphony Guild; past president of the Decatur Rotary Club and The Decatur Club; Chairman of the successful $5 million Capital Drive for the Salvation Army

EDUCATION: Decatur Public Schools & Millikin University


I believe voters should re-elect me because there are many very important issues facing our city now and I have over eight years of City Council experience. The citizens of Decatur have elected me in two previous elections and my financial and insurance background and prospective can be a value to the council. I strongly support our current council manager form of government. I truly believe the City of Decatur faces a crossroads in not only its form of government, but also the extremely important issues facing the city that can impact our community for decades to come. It is my belief that Decatur is a wonderful city with great days ahead and I want to help make our community an even better place to live.


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