Vermilion County recorder candidate: Thomas O'Shaughnessy
Thomas M. O'Shaughnessy
Political experience: Catlin school board, including 10 years as president, 1992-2004, 2005-2009 and 2011-present; Vermilion County precinct committeeman, 1999-2005; and Vermilion County election judge, 2007-present.
Occupation: Attorney with Acton & Snyder, LLP
Education: Graduated from Catlin High School, 1975; Wabash College, Ind., 1979; and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale School of Law, 1982.
Other: Holy Family Catholic Church; SIU School of Law, Board of Visitors; Danville Noon Rotary Club; Vermilion County CrimeStoppers; former coach for the Salt Fork Storm and Catlin Junior High School track programs; Catlin Lions Club 2011 Citizen of the Year for community volunteerism; Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools board member trainer; and member of numerous professional organizations.