MEET ANDY

Andy lives in Champaign with his wife Erin, a special education instructional coach for Unit 4 Schools, and his two children Patrick (17) and Ruari (14). In addition to his role as Township Supervisor in the City of Champaign, Andy is a Battalion Chief on the Champaign Fire Department where he has served for over 24 years. The Quarnstrom's are parishioners at St. Matthew Catholic Church.

 

A PERSONAL STATEMENT FROM ANDY:

 

I have lived my adult life as a public servant in one of the most honorary professions, a firefighter. In 2013 you elected me to be the City of Champaign Township Supervisor. I want to continue my public service by representing the citizens in my third term as the City of Champaign Township as Supervisor

 

I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago with my parents and two adopted sisters. After attending paramedic school and working as a paramedic for the Morris Fire Protection District, I was hired as a firefighter for the City of Champaign Fire Department in 1997.

 

I met my wife Erin, a Gibson City native and educator in Unit 4 Schools, in 2002 and a year later we were married and soon started our family. We are so proud to call Champaign home and love the many opportunities that this City provides for us as well as our children. I want these same opportunities for all citizens of Champaign, which is why I want to be your next City of Champaign Township Supervisor. 

 

I am proud of the success we have had since taking office in 2013. We have expanded services tenfold for our citizens while on a limited budget. We've added comprehensive housing assistance for the underserved and those impacted by COVID-19. We started a nationally renowned CU @ Work program that employs the homeless in Champaign, getting them back on their feet and providing them the dignity they deserve. We also purchased and operate Prosperity Gardens to provide labor education to those in need and to put fresh produce on the plates of our underserved.

 

I look forward to the challenges that lay ahead in working as an elected official and am excited to work to make the City of Champaign Township a better place to live. I humbly ask for your trust, support and your vote on February 23rd.

Community Involvement​:

  • City of Champaign Firefighter
  • United Way of Champaign County - Board Member and Past Chair

  • Champaign County Democrats - Precinct Committeeperson 

  • CUPHD Board of Health - Member and Past Chair

  • President, Champaign East Little League (2013-2016)​

  • CASA - Board Member

  • Former Cub Scout Leader​

  • Former Neighborhood Services Adv. Board Member

  • 40 Under 40 Winner (2013)