A 44 year resident of Sangamon County. The son of a Pilipino immigrant, Ernesto grew up on the Northend of Springfield where he attended public schools and ITT Technical Institute. Ernesto currently works for First Student and is an Illinois licensed real estate broker.
Ernesto has volunteered with The Outlet, Project Southtown, AmeriCorps, ICON, and Faith Coalition for the Common Good, Illinois Stewardship Alliance, BMIC, NORML and ILFFE. He has a passion to bring people together, serve the community, collaborate to benefit others. Ernesto believes by helping one person at time you can change the world. He has also served as a precinct committeeman for 6 years.