Bradley Uken was raised on a farm in Champaign County, near Flatville.He graduated from Rantoul Township High School.He attended Parkland College before transferring and finishing his Agri-Business degree at Illinois State University.
Bradley started his professional career with the Farm Bureau Serving as the Manager of the Stark County Farm Bureau in Toulon, IL. He then transitioned to Princeton, IL, as the Manager of the Bureau County Farm Bureau. Since 2003, Mr. Uken has served as the Manager of the Champaign County Farm Bureau.
Uken has served as a volunteer for Cub Scouts, is a Rotarian and has been a Lions Club member. Bradley is active within his church community. In addition, he has served as a board member for the Community Foundation of East Central Illinois.
Bradley is married to Christine, who is a para-professional within the Mahomet-Seymour School District. He and Christine have three children.