Carlson Announces Campaign for Springfield Ward 7

Capital Township Trustee Brad Carlson announced that he will be a candidate for Springfield Ward Seven Alderman in next spring’s municipal elections.


“I want to be a strong voice for the residents of Ward Seven at City Hall,” Carlson said. “One of my top priorities will be to make sure existing infrastructure projects in Ward Seven are completed and to determine other areas in the neighborhood where additional improvements should be funded.


“Additionally, I want to take advantage of my years in the public sector and continue to help citizens maneuver through the bureaucracy at all levels of government. I am committed to being accessible to Ward Seven residents and to having a top-notch constituent service program where they can call, email or text their concerns directly to me.”


Throughout his career, Brad Carlson led efforts to help improve life for the citizens of Springfield. Whether it was coaching youth sports teams, assisting senior citizens reduce their property taxes or helping feed the city’s homeless population through the pandemic, Brad was on the front lines.


Brad has served his community as Deputy Sangamon County Clerk, an elected Trustee of Capital Township, and Chief of Staff at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. He currently is a policy analyst with the issues staff of the Illinois Senate Republicans.


A 1989 graduate of Illinois State University, Brad and his wife Deana, a nurse, have two adult children.