FEDPAC Committee


Chairman: Dennis "Cleaver" Yeager,
1656 East Town Hall Road, Freeport, IL. 61032
Phone: 815-238-6262
Email: Cleaver1957@gmail.com

Bio for Dennis "Cleaver" Yeager:

Co-Chair: Jim "Legs" Korte,

Phone: 618-973-9180
Email: legs50@juno.com

BIO for Jim “Legs” Korte
Secretary: Elizabeth Winters,
Phone: 847-917-5798
Email: Starbrite57@gmail.com

Treasurer: Cindy Lannom,
Phone: 618-826-4009
Email: fedpactreasurer@yahoo.com


Trustee: Mike Scovel
Phone: 815-557-8525
Email: mikes@willcoabate.org
Trustee: "Hunter" John Harris,
Phone: 309-678-8613
Email: hunterjohn69@comcast.net

Bio for John "Hunter" Harris

Advisor: Dan Harper, Legislative Coordinator,


Advisor: Todd Vandemyde, Lobbyist,
Email: TVANDERMYD@aol.com


Advisor: Ryan Hubbard, State Coordinator,
Phone: 309-267-0606
Email: freebirdeyan68@yahoo.com


Dennis "Cleaver" Yeager:

I have lived in the northwest part of Illinois all my life. Today that is the 17th Congressional District, 45th Senatorial District, & 89th Representative District.
I started riding some kind of two wheeled motorize cycle at the age of 8 years. In 1973 I picked up a 1969, 125-CC Harley Davidson, but moved over to a 125-CC Yamaha. In 1976 I pick up a 1976 FXE 1200-CC Super Glide Harley Davidson and have never looked back. Today I have a 1988 FLHTC 1340-CC Harley Davidson that I bought new in March of 1988, with over 320,000.0 miles!! I also have a 1986 FLTC 1340-CC with sidecar with 56,000.0 miles. In this time frame 1976 until today I have owned 12 different Harleys, along with 3 different Yamahas.

Clubs or Organizations:

  1. Class of 1975 Pearl City High School, Pearl City, IL.

  2. Nashville Auto-Diesel College, Nashville TN. 1975 - 1976

  3. Kelly Springfield Tire Co. 1976 - 2006, Building large rear tractor tires, and all that goes with it.

  4. Beowulf M.C. LTD S.W.WI. 1976 - ?? Secretary/Treasurer for 5 years.

  5. H.O.G. Harley Owners Group 1983 & Life Member.

  6. W.B.B.A. - Wisconsin Better Biker Association 1976 - ?? Now A.B.A.T.E. of Wisconsin.

  7. A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois Freeport Chapter 1986 - ?? Road Captain, Public Relations, (now)

  8. A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois State Level, Northwest Region Coordinator, 2013 - 2015, FEDPAC Committee, 2013 - ?? Trustee & Chairman (now)

  9. A.M.A. American Motorcyclist Association, 1995 - ??

  10. 2006 started working part time for the Foley Brothers Farms driving semi, until ??

  11. Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge #193, 2010

  12. M.R.F. Motorcycle Riders Foundation, 2011 - ??

  13. Northwest Illinois Friends of the N.R.A. 2008 - ??

Also keeping busy with Local City, County, State, and Federal Legislative issues, and help the Candidates when I can.

Jim “Legs” Korte

  • State Coordinator ABATE of Illinois 2005 to 2009
  • Assistant State Coordinator ABATE of Illinois 1998 to 2000, 2004 to 2005 and 2015 to present.
  • Southwest Region Coordinator ABATE of Illinois 1996 to 1998, 2000 to 2004 and 2014.
  • Chair of Bylaw Review Committee - current.
  • Previously Southwest Region Rep. on the ABATE of IL Bylaw Review Committee.
  • Founding member of ABATE of Illinois FED/PAC. Trustee from 1995 until 2003
  • Re-appointed to FED/PAC December 2009 to present. Co-Chair.
  • MRFPAC Chair 2012 to Present.
  • MRF Member Relations Director 2012 to 2014.
  • Appointed to the MRFPAC in 2011.
  • Member of MRF committees: Legislative, Funds Steering, Reps & Growth, MRFPAC Awards.
  • MRF State Reps. Rep. 2009 to 2012
  • MRF State Rep from 2005 to 2012. Appointed again in 2016.
  • Founding member ABATE for MO.
  • Founding member Illinois Off-Highway Vehicle Association.
  • President of the Piasa-Gateway Chapter 1998 to 2004
  • ABATE of Illinois Board of Directors Rep. for Piasa-Gateway Chapter 1993 to 1996
  • AMA Eagle.
  • Also member of FORR MO, KMA/KBA, ABATE of IN, MO, WI.

John "Hunter" Harris

My name is John Harris also known as Hunter John joined in 1990 and have been an ACTIVE member of ABATE of Illinois since 2003. I have been assistant state legislative coordinator for over ten years being very active in the fight to protect motorcyclist rights and freedoms on and off the road. I am on both State and Fed Pac committees also ABATE representative to Department of Natural Resources and ABATE representative to AMA district 17. I also set on the Bylaw committee and who knows what else needless to say very passionate and active in this organization. I believe in protecting our freedoms our rights and the biker way of life and I am a big believer in BROTHERHOOD.





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