Mr. Krumeich has spent a lot of his professional career serving in politics. Honesty, integrity, and accountability are three words he has used for over seventeen (17) years to guide his actions. He was appointed to the City of Edwardsville Planning Commission in the late 70’s, early 80’s and then served as Administrative Assistant to then Congressman Richard J. Durbin (now Senator Durbin) from 1991-1994, before moving on to State Representative Glenn Bradford. Starting in 1995, Mr. Krumeich took time off from the political arena until 2001 when he was drawn to the Township. “I chose to be an Edwardsville Township Trustee because I wanted to serve the public.” Mr. Krumeich has been an Edwardsville Township Trustee since 2001 and is currently serving his fourth term. In addition to Mr. Krumeich’s political career, he has also served in a volunteer capacity throughout his fifty-seven (57) years in Edwardsville. He has served as the Past President of Edwardsville Kiwanis Club (1991-1992), the Lions Club, Friends of LeClaire, and the Edwardsville Moose.
The accomplishment Mr. Krumeich is most proud of the Township for is keeping taxes down and the Boundless Playground at Edwardsville Township Community Park. “This is the only park on this side of the Mississippi River that is accessible for handicapped children.” He would like to see the Township start-up the Committee on Youth again, as he was a member from 1979-1981 and enjoyed it.
A few fun facts about Mr. Krumeich is that he loves politics, reading, history and to watch Marx Brothers movies and other comedies. Genealogy is also another hobby of his that he really enjoys. If he could meet any historical figure, past or present, he would have a three-way tie; Abraham Lincoln, Harry Truman, and former President Bill Clinton.