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Term: 2022 - 2024

Abe Forsyth (R)

3511 Conifer Dr., Apt. 40
Springfield, IL 62711

Abe Forsyth became a County Board member, representing District 27 in June, 2000. He was born and raised in Springfield and has lived in District 27 for over 50 years. Abe has a strong background and familiarity with the area and its residents.

Abe served in the Navy Reserves from 1952-1956 at the Great Lakes Training Center in Great Lakes, Illinois. He currently owns and operates a concrete, snow removal, salvage business and was employed by the IL Secretary of State from 1991-1999.


  • Member and past Vice-Chair of Court Services Committee
  • Member of the Liquor Committee
  • Member of the Election Oversight Committee
  • Member of the Public Health Committee
  • Member of the Road & Bridge Committee
  • Past Member of the Solid Waste Management Committee
  • Past Vice-Chair of the Public Health, Safety & Zoning Committee
  • Past Vice-Chair of the Building & Grounds Committee
  • Past Vice-Chair of the Employee Services Committee
  • Insurance Board of Managers-member