"LaHood’s record throughout his public service has resonated a strong, conservative record, promoting economic development and fiscal responsibility. LaHood has been an outspoken advocate for creating a better business climate in Illinois to boost the state and national economy, to create jobs for Illinoisans. LaHood currently serves on the Natural Resources Committee and Science, Space, and Technology Committee. Recognizing the need for reform, LaHood has fought to increase transparency and promote ethical behavior....He looks to build a strong, pro-growth economy, while fighting to reduce a terrific deficit.... An avid runner, he has completed five marathons. Resides in Dunlap, Illinois. Three sons, McKay, Lucas, and Teddy. Married to Kristen Noble LaHood, daughter of Kent and Bonnie Noble of Peoria, Illinois.