Phil Chapman – District 3



District 3 includes Hamel, Worden, Livingston, Williamson, New Douglas and Grantfork, as well as some rural areas in northeastern Madison County.

Mr. Chapman was first elected to the Board in 2016.


Education: Bachelor’s in LAS from the University of Illinois, masters in Criminal Justice from the University of South Carolina, doctorate from the Chicago Theological Seminary.

Work history: Ordained minister for 37 years; served as a chaplain in federal service for 29 years

Military Service: Nine years as a chaplain in the U.S. Army, achieving the rank of captain.

Memberships: Currently serves as chaplain and is on the Color Guard for American Legion Post 439 in Highland. He is also a member of the Madison County Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Madison County Medical Reserve Corps (MCMRC).

Political experience: Elected vice chairman of the Madison County Republican Party and has served as a Saline 3 precinct committeeman.

Personal: Has been married to Melissa Snyder Chapman for 30+ years. They have four children and eight grandchildren.