My name is Tammy Mitchell Hines. I was born and raised in Columbia and graduated from Columbia High School. I have been married to my husband Darren for 22 years and we have two sons, one in 6th Grade and one in Kindergarten. Being a business owner, I am experienced in contracts, negotiations, budgeting, liability concerns and employee relations. Ethics and honesty are standards I am passionate about which have lead me to serve as Chairman of the Realtor Association Grievance Committee and Ombudsman (conflict resolution) for the Illinois Association of Realtors. Serving on Columbia School Board for the past 4 years I have fought for transparency, open communication and candid discussions, to arrive at the best possible solutions for all students.