11 months, 3 weeks ago Submitted Profile
Adams County Clerk and Recorder candidate Becky Weed was born and raised in Jacksonville, Illinois. She graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1984. While in High School she became interested in office management, taking every course offered for office management training. She found that she worked well with others and enjoyed working with computers. Circumstances were such that she was unable to attend college. Like many of us she started on her career. Her keen interest in management led to a position as a receptionist in an insurance office. She moved to Quincy in 1987.
Becky was fortunate enough to have an employer who recognized her aptitude and potential for the insurance industry. She attended numerous schools, training seminars on office procedures, as well as the insurance business. Becky has always been a hard worker, her dedication to learning her craft was not an exception to that rule. Not only did she become an efficient and effective manager, she proved to be a great salesperson.
Becky spent five years working in the insurance industry, always studying any materials that would help her to become a Licensed Insurance Producer for the states of Illinois and Missouri. She completed pre-licensing requirements and passed the state licensing exam for her Illinois Property and Casualty Insurance License in May 1995. Later that year, in October 1995, she also completed the pre-licensing requirements and passed the state licensing exam for her Illinois Life and Health Insurance License. She was then licensed by the State of Missouri to sell all four types of insurance in that state. She also continues to complete thirty hours of continuing education every two years to maintain her license in Illinois and Missouri.
Currently Becky manages the Personal Insurance Department at GDC Insurance Services, an agency in Hannibal, Missouri, supervising several employees.
Becky has always believed that it is important to be a part of the community where she lives. She has been married to Michael Weed for twelve years. Together they have three adult children and five grandchildren. Becky recognized early on that she wanted her children to grow up with strong moral values being willing to take responsibility as adults. She knew that Scouting would contribute greatly to help form those values. In spite of her busy career Becky was an active Scout leader for my children’s Scout Troops. She served as her daughters Girl Scout Leader for 10 years and her son’s Boy Scout Leader for over five years. After Scouting she participated in a community based youth program for another 5 years.
Over four years ago Becky turned her attention toward local government. She was invited to become a Precinct Committeeman in the Republican Party. Her involvement in this office increased her desire to be more informed. With her husband’s encouragement, she began to attend, on a regular basis, Quincy City Council and Adams County Board meetings. Her interest in County government led to her being asked to run for a seat on the Adams County Board. In 2012, Becky ran a successful race for Adams County Board in District 2; in a traditionally Democrat District. She won with the highest vote count in District 2. She currently serves on the Public Health and Safety Committee of the Adams County Board and was appointed to the Two Rivers Regional Council Board, where she serves on the Finance Committee. As a member of the County Board and the Two Rivers Board she has budgetary and administrative responsibilities. Her position on the County Board has given her insight and understanding regarding Adams County government. Becky is recognized by many of her colleagues on the county board as a diligent worker.
Becky has formed strong opinions about the issues in the Adams County Clerk’s office. After being urged by several of colleagues on the Board and others in the community she decided to enter the race for this office. Becky believes that she can make a difference in this office. Her colleagues on the County Board feel the same way – five of them have endorsed her candidacy.