Keith a 'humble and kind' servant

Keith a 'humble and kind' servant

During a state election time in Illinois when we are seeing a mass exodus of legislators in our Illinois General Assembly and I see a small-town local man who has the sincere passion to make our state a better place and to "put Illinois back to work," I can't help but think about the chorus line in Tim McGraw's country music hit, "Humble and Kind":

"Hold the door, say please, say thank you

Don't steal, don't cheat, and don't lie

I know you got mountains to climb but

Always stay humble and kind"

Then I think of Monticello's Randy Keith.

Randy is a good ol' small-town country boy who retired after working nearly 40 years at Kraft Foods in Champaign.

Randy is a true family man, a loving husband, father and grandfather and he loves to fish. Randy has sincerely served Piatt County in leadership since 2014, as the Piatt County Board chairman. And I feel Randy Keith has truly displayed the real meaning of "serving the people" of Piatt County through his leadership.

Especially now, when all we seem to hear or read about in "politics" in America is corruption, two words jump out at me that we desperately need in the political arena, and they are "service" and 'integrity."

And when I think of Randy Keith as state representative of the 101st House District in the state of Illinois, I think of "service and integrity," while at the same time being very "humble and kind."

CHARLIE MONTGOMERY

Monticello