Joe began his political career in 1994 when he worked on a team to establish a Rockford chapter of the College Republican National Committee. In 1995, Joseph was elected chairman of the local chapter and served two terms.
In 1996, Joe worked with both local and national candidates running for election and ran for a seat on the delegation to the Republican Nominating Convention.
From 1996 to 2003, Joe took a break from politics to pursue a career in Information Technology. However, Joe˜s life vision has always been to help people. He believes that the best way to help someone is to help them help themselves. In 2003, following, this vision, Joe became a personal financial advisor.
After a year in the finance industry, Joe realized that the best way for him to carry out his vision would be to return to politics as a public servant. In 2004, Joe was appointed by the Village Board of Machesney Park to serve on the Zoning Board of Appeals and, later, on the Machesney Park Public Safety, Health, and Welfare Committee.
Joe is currently serving in his third term as an elected precinct committeeman for the Winnebago County Republican Party. He is on the board of the Winnebago County Republican Party and hosts "Tea Party Radio" for the Northern Illinois Tea Party. Over the years, Joe has helped a number of candidates on their campaigns.
In 2009, Joe made a run for Machesney Park Village President. Joe's run proved that a Republican can do well in Machesney Park and proved that there are a very significant number of strong conservatives who want a return to conservative principles. Until Joe's 2009 run no Democrat had ever receved less than a 70% margin in a village president race. Joe had 41%.
Then, in 2010, Joe took on the challenge of running for Winnebago County Clerk. He challenged the status quo and pledged to fight for limited government and fiscal responsibility. Joe is especially concerned about the election process and knows that an honest, accurate election process is the only way for a free Republic to survive.
Joe beleives all politics is local politics. Those who are alderman and trustee today will be governor and president tomorrow. As a result, he believes, it is imparative to elect strong conservative people to every office from bottom to top.
Joe is dedicated to being a strong, conservative voice