John Christian Ackerman

Birth Date: 4/28/78

Married: 9/27/08

Wife: Maria (Randitsas) Ackerman

Children:Christian John (5/22/10), Dimitrios George (9/20/11), Anastisia Maria (3/13/17)

Pet: Shiba Inu breed - Theodore Roosevelt “Teddy” Ackerman,

Hobbies: Horticulture, Canoeing, Outdoorsmen

The Ackerman Family 2018




  • University of Illinois, Springfield: Studied Political Science
  • Illinois Central College: Studied Horticulture & Political Science
  • Washington Community High School: Class of 1997


Past Civic Positions

  • Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago Council Member, 2012 - 2018
  • Republican Candidate for Tazewell County Clerk, 2014
  • Tazewell County Board Member, 2008 - 2014
  • Adventure Sports Outdoors Magazine, Editorial Opinion Columnist, 2008 - 2014
  • Washington Times Reporter Newspaper, Guest Columnist, 2013 - 2014
  • Friends of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, Member, 2013
  • University of Illinois Tazewell County Extension Office, Treasure, 2004-2006
  • Tazewell County Board Member, 2002-2006
  • Boy Scouts of America W.D. Boyce Council, Tazewell County Fundraiser, 2000-2002
  • Republican Candidate for Tazewell County Recorder of Deeds, 2000
  • Washington City Council Member, 1999-2002
  • Ingersoll Boy Scout Reservation, Camp Staff Member, 1992 - 1996


Awards or Achievements

  • Sunbeam Award from Bloomington Pantagraph for Improving Access to Public Information (2008)
  • Model Illinois Government, Donna Lennon Award for Leadership in House of Representatives (2000)
  • Model Illinois Government Participant (1999 & 2000)
  • Illinois Nurserymen’s Association, Student Scholarship Award (1997)
  • Boy Scouts of America W.D. Boyce Council, Ingersoll Scout Reservation, Summer Camp Employee (1992-1996)
  • Vigil Honor Member, Order of the Arrow (1995)
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America (1993)


Book Recommendations

  • Hardball by Chris Mathews
  • Benjamin Franklin; An American Life by Walter Isaacson
  • Character; Profiles in Presidential Courage by Chris Wallace
  • Cigars, Whiskey and Winning; Leadership Lessons from General Ulysses S. Grant by Al Kaltman
  • The Soul Of A Leader; Character, Conviction, and Ten Lessons in Political Greatness by Waller R. Newell
  • Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris
  • Grand Old Party by Lewis Gould
  • The Orthodox Church by Timothy Ware
  • The Conservative Mind; Burke to Eliot by Russell Kirk
  • Six Frigates; The Epic History of the Founding of the American Navy by Ian Toll
  • Grant and Sherman; The Friendship that Won the Civil War by Charles Flood

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