Deborah Frank Feinen has been a proud resident of Champaign for more than forty-five years. Deb lives in Champaign with her husband, Chuck, and two children, Karlee and Catherine. A few of her hobbies include running, horseback riding, and photography. She has a passion to serve her community and to make Champaign a great place to live, work, play and stay.
In 1989, Deb earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Education from Mount Holyoke College. In 1991, she received her Juris Doctor from the Illinois Institute of Technology Kent College of Law. She was admitted into the Illinois Bar in 1992. In 1993, she began working as a Hearing Officer at the Illinois Pollution Control Board. In 1998, she joined Nally, Bauer, Feinen & Mann, P.C. as its first associate, and was named partner in 2001. She also worked for two years as an Impartial Hearing Officer for the Illinois State Board of Education. In 2013, Deb joined Tummelson, Bryan, & Knox, LLP where she continues to practice today, as a partner.
Deb was appointed to the Champaign City Council in 2006, as an At-Large representative. She was subsequently re-elected twice and was elected Mayor in 2015. Prior to serving on Council, Deb served as Champaign County Board member for fourteen years and during that time served for several years as the vice-Chair of the County Board.