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2022 Director Candidate Profiles

The biographical information (up to 250 words) for these candidates has been provided by the candidates who are solely responsible for the content.


Granville Colvin
Paris,Representative District 3

Granville was born and raised in Edgar County and is a 1996 graduate of Paris High School. He went on to attend Eastern Illinois University and graduated in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in speech communications with a concentration in interpersonal, organizational, and public relations and a minor in business

In 2013 Granville started his career with Edward Jones and is currently a financial advisor.

Granville is passionate about "giving back" to the community you work and live in. He has been a member of the Edgar County Shrine Club for 22years. In 2020 he served as president. Granville also served as president for the Charleston Rotary Club (2019) and is currently still a board member.

Granville also serves as a mentor for local youth programs. He is a volunteer for the PERK program where he serves as a mentor for the Kansas School District. He also works with a Mattoon High School Senior in the Coles County CLASS E program.

Granville currently resides in Paris with his wife Danielle and their two children, Brinkley & Mack. Danielle is a physical therapist at Horizon Health in Paris. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, cooking for charity events and spending time with his family.

Jeff Murphy
Marshall,Representative District 6

Hello, my name is Jeff Murphy and I would consider it a privilege to serve as your representative on Enerstar Electric Board. I have been a native of Clark County all my life. My wife Amy and I have three kids and five wonderful grandkids. I am a business owner with a farm background. I feel we are very fortunate to have a member owned co-op such as Enerstar Electric. Co-ops are unique in that the members are vested in the company. I believe that rural co-ops will be faced with many challenges in the future such as fewer members, increased cost of whole sale power, how to implement new power supplies such as solar, wind, and other renewable energy sources into our distribution system in a fair and equitable manner for all members. Regulation is always a concern and we must make sure our voice is heard statewide and on the federal level. I look forward to working with our membership.

Greg Robinson
Marshall,Representative District 8

Greg Robinson grew up on a swine and grain farm south of Marshall, Illinois. He is a graduate of Marshall High School, received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 2000 and Professional Civil Engineering licensure in 2010.

Greg has been employed with the Illinois Department of Transportation for 20 years and has held job titles ranging from bridge inspector to resident engineer to his current position as a supervising construction field engineer. In addition to his career at IDOT, Greg operates a small corn and soybean farm as well as a contract hog finishing business with the gracious assistance of numerous friends and neighbors.

Greg has been heavily involved in the Clark County 4-H program since 1985 as a member and currently as a leader of the Triple-T 4-H club. He has been a member of the Clark County Pork Producers for over 20 years and has been an active member of the Illinois Farm Bureau.

WHY: I am seeking a board position with Enerstar to serve as a representative voice for my fellow coop members while pursuing the continuous goal of implementing the cooperative principles.

CHALLENGES: The inevitability of increasing operating costs associated with the recent unattainable goal brought forth by the federal government and followed blindly by Illinois’ legislators of eliminating all carbon emitting (primarily coal and natural gas) will bring unprecedented challenges to the power generation and distribution industry both fiscally and logistically

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