Hello, my name is Bubba Harsy. My parents are Roger and Launa Harsy of DuQuoin, Illinois. I was born and raised in DuQuoin and have lived here my entire life excluding time spent away at college.
I graduated from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, where I received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, a bachelor’s degree in political science, and a minor in psychology. While attending SIU-C, I worked for my father’s asbestos removal company, A & A Abatement.
After graduating from SIU-C, I spent a year attending Hofstra School of Law in New York, prior to transferring to American University, Washington College of Law in Washington DC. While attending law school at American University, I was a legislative aide in the Maryland General Assembly, I worked at the United States Department of Education, and I interned at the United States Senate.
In my last semester of law school, I was involved in a car accident and suffered a concussion. My injury caused me to take a step away from the activities I was a part of and prevented me from taking the bar exam immediately after law school.
As things improved, I began looking into Illinois politics and what my local officials were doing to improve the affairs of Illinois. Unfortunately, I was not impressed. I began to make a list of ideas that could improve the lives of Illinois residents. Around this time I took and passed the Illinois Bar Exam on my single attempt and was subsequently admitted to the Illinois State Bar.
While I am currently a solo practitioner with a very generalized practice, I spend most of my efforts helping small businesses, ensuring the government complies with their own rules, and providing criminal defenses to those in need.
I also from time to time will put in a hard days work removing asbestos with my family’s asbestos removal company. While it is more physically demanding than the practice of law, I enjoy a good hard days work. I feel that it is a good reminder of where I come from and the effort that is required for the working middle class of Illinois to earn their money.
Seeing the abuse the government of Illinois has placed on the working class through over-regulations protecting certain special interest groups that harm other industries, the unconstitutional tax burdens imposed on the people of Illinois, and by the Illinois government failing to regularly paying their bills on time and total lack of government accountability has motivated me to seek the Libertarian nomination for Attorney General.