This is the next installment of the My Farm Roots series from the WUIS Harvest Desk.
In 1986, Becky Doyle was helping her husband run the family’s hog farming operation. She also had a sidelight business of marketing gift baskets made from Illinois products. But that wasn’t enough: Doyle decided she would make a run for the Illinois House.
“I was young, naive and thought I could run as a Republican in a district where it was 11:4 Democrat,” Doyle said.