Benjamin was born and raised in Quincy, Illinois and graduated from Quincy High School. During his time at DeVry Institute of Technology in Chicago, Ben was involved in Student Government and a Dean’s List honoree.

After moving back to Quincy, he joined The District’s board, and is currently serving as Vice President. Ben is on The District’s branding committee and parking committee. He is deeply involved in community events like Q-FEST. Ben is on the Q-FEST steering committee and marketing committee, and he often volunteers at events in Quincy.

Ben is proud to serve as 7th Ward Alderman in Quincy, IL. (Click here to view the ward seven boundaries.) As a longtime resident of the 7th ward, Ben understands the unique opportunities and challenges that we face, and he looks forward to making the 7th ward the best it can possibly be.