Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 8/10/1947 (Pekin, IL) Race: White Religion: Methodist Residence: Easton, IL Education: AA from Canton Junior College, Canton, IL; BA from Sangamon State University, Springfiled, IL Occupation: Retired Air Force Master Sergeant Office Type:U.S. House -- Illinois District 18
Quarterly Campaign Finance Information
Cash on Hand: $423,746.00
Total Receipts: $188,824.00
Total Disbursements: $230,601.00
Date of Last Report: 2/11/2004
Steve Waterworth was born in Pekin, Ill., and has lived most of his life in Easton, a small central Illinois farming town.
He graduated from Easton High School in 1965, and attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale for a year after earning an associate's degree from Canton Community College in Canton, Ill.
Waterworth left SIU and joined the Air Force in 1968, the day he learned a friend had been killed in Vietnam. Though he volunteered to go to Vietnam, he was instead assigned to work in supply at Cannon Air Force Base in New Mexico.
He was discharged from the Air Force in 1972, and spent a few years working with his father on the family's farm in rural Easton. He also returned to school, earning a bachelor's degree in economics in 1976 from Sangamon State University in Springfield, Ill.
That same year, he joined the Air National Guard. In 1980, he was hired to work full-time in supply for the guard's Peoria unit. He retired from the guard in 1995 as a master sergeant.
Since retiring, he has worked as a volunteer for various community organizations. He is president of the Easton Park Board and the Havana Area Prevention Team, which offers programs ranging from parenting classes to anti-drug workshops at local schools. He is also vice president of the Central Illinois Economic Development Corp., which provides a range of education, transportation and energy assistance programs.
Waterworth's wife, Barbara, was killed in a traffic accident in 1994. He has three children.
Steve Waterworth lost his only bid for public office, a 1989 race for a seat on the Illini Central school board.