Peyton Bernot ‘16
Major: Political Science
Homtown: Benld, IL
Future Plans: Earn his MPA at UIS or attend law school
At 21-years-old, University of Illinois Springfield political science major Peyton Bernot is already applying what he has learned in the classroom as an elected official in his hometown of Benld, Illinois. That’s where he is a city alderman and chairs the finance committee. He’s also a Gillespie CUSD #7 school board member. Bernot was elected to both positions when he was a senior in high school. He defeated incumbent opponents in both races to win. Bernot chose UIS because of its location in the state capital and abundance of internship opportunities.
Leadership is lived at UIS. Every day.
Posted on November 20, 2014