Patrick McDaniel


Patrick McDaniel

Candidate for Council, two-year term

AGE: 60; born September 11, 1948

FAMILY: Single

YEARS LIVED IN DECATUR: 55 years (three years spent in Military Service; two years as a child living in Collinsville, Illinois )


-First to announce to run for Mayor of Decatur in 2003, lost in the General Primary

-Ran for Decatur City Council in 2005, lost by 300 votes in the General Election


More than 30 years of Marketing/Management Experience with National and Regional Companies

-Present positions:

Executive Director-Macon County History Museum/May 2005 to Present

Part-time Reporter/Photographer for the Decatur Tribune/2003 to Present

-Past Experience:

Sales/Marketing Manager Positions with Sangamon, Inc./Service Advantage/1980/1998

Taylorville, Illinois

-Last Position held with company: Divisional Vice President

Marketing Manager/Christian Homes, Inc. Forsyth, Illinois 2004 to 2005


United States Army- 1968-1971

Military Intelligence/POW Interrogator

101st Airborne Division-Vietnam 1969-1970


Richland Community College- Decatur, Illinois

-Associate in Arts Degree

-Associate in Applied Science Degree- Business Management and Supervision

-Associate in Applied Science Degree-General Business and Retail Management

University of Illinois-Springfield

Public Administration and Political Science Studies

Northwest University Traffic Institute- Evanston, Illinois

Military Intelligence School- Fort Holibird, Maryland

Decatur Public Schools

-Stephen Decatur High School

-Roosevelt Junior High School

-Roach, William Harris, Ulrich and Riverside Grade Schools


-Present member of the Grace United Methodist Church Congregation

-Member of Church Finance Committee

-Former member of the International Retail Clerks Union

-Present member of the Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce

-Member of the Illinois State Fair Decatur Day Committee

-Present member of the City of Decatur Lincoln Heritage Committee

-Present Co-Chairman of the Decatur Attractions Committee

-Present Vice President of the Heritage Network Organization

-Member of the City of Decatur Neighborhood Community Task Force-2004-2005

-Present member of the West End Neighborhood Association

-Association President 2002-2004

-President of the Coalition of Neighborhoods Organization-2003-2004

-Member of the Downtown Decatur Council, Inc.

-Executive Board Vice President-2001-2003

-Member of the Decatur/Macon County 175th Anniversary Celebration Committee

-Present Vice President of the Local History Club

-Present member of the Oglesby Mansion, Inc.

-Present member of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation

-Present member of the Abraham Lincoln Association


Coalition of Neighborhood Organizations Top Awards

-Outstanding Neighborhood Support Award-2001

-Outstanding Neighborhood Volunteer Award/West End Neighborhood Association-2004


"Allow me as your Decatur Councilman in the city where I was born, received my education, became involved in the Christian Community, returned from the Vietnam War as a Military Veteran, began my business career and became a community activist to work on behalf of its citizens to find the solutions to the challenges that face us now and search out the opportunities that will benefit Decatur in the future."

CONTACT: 422-4919

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