Darren Bailey's Profile

Darren Bailey
55th District

Darren was born and raised in Louisville and is a proud third-generation farmer. Growing up on Bailey Family Farm, Darren learned at a young age what it means to work hard and earn an honest living.  Today, Darren and his sons own and operate Bailey Family Farm growing corn, wheat, and soybeans, and carrying on the traditions of one of America’s oldest occupations.

Darren is a graduate of North Clay High School and Lake Land College. He and his wife of 34 years Cindy have always lived by the motto of faith, family, and farming. In 2016, along with running the family farm, they founded Full Armor Christian Academy, a preschool through grade 12 school that gives parents the option of a Christ-centered education for their children. 

In 2018, Darren was called to serve in government, and elected to the Illinois House of Representatives 109th district. Darren currently represents the 55th district in the Illinois State Senate and with his lifelong background in the farming industry, is the lead Republican on the Senate Agriculture Committee. 

Darren and Bailey Family Farm near Louisville with his wife Cindy and are the proud parents of four married children and grandparents of ten grandchildren. Darren and Cindy attend Crossroots Church in Effingham.


Our families’ priorities have always been Faith, Family, Farming & Community. I’m running to serve as a principled conservative leader in Springfield.