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June 6, 2013

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Warden has changed "countless lives as a Civil rights advocate, black history teacher, and youth advocate, changing policies and practices from unjust to justice in the schools and entire city," information states.

Brown is a graduate of Mt. Vernon High School and obtained an associate's degree in psychology from Rend Lake College. He is currently seeking a bachelor's degree in psychology and counseling from Mid-Continental University.

He owns and operates Sun Loan and Tax Services. He has been a mental health specialist, outreach worker for Rural Gang Initiative Program for Kids Hope United, a youth care worker at Hoyleton Youth and Family Services, an an instruction facilitating Anger Regression Training, known as A.R.T. funded by the Second Circuit Court, and a mentor for Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

He has been a foster parent for the last 20 years. He recently adopted his nephew and niece, Sharod and Ajurney.

Brown is a member of Lively Stone Apostolic Church.

Burns is a Centralia native. He was a CHS Hall of Famer in cross country. He worked in Decatur and then moved to Mt. Vernon. He worked for Joy Mining Machinery for 31 years. Later in his career he finished truck driving training school at Rend Lake College. He is now employed at Continental Tire, working for Mitch Murch's Maintenance Management Team as a supervisor/centrafuge specialist.

Burns has been preaching for 27 years. He is currently ministering at Salvation Clinic Pentecostal in Mt. Vernon; and is the founder of Souls For Christ street ministry.

Doggan serves as an intercessor, worship leader and youth pastor at Antioch International Assembly in Mt. Vernon. The youth ministry serves 80 to 100 children. Additionally, she is a developmental therapist, doing contractural business with the State of Illinois Bureau of Early Intervention. She and her husband Brian are also real estate investors.

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