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Senator Jim Oberweis (R) - Previous General Assembly (98th)
|Senator 25th District|
|105A Capitol Building|
|Springfield, IL 62706 |
|(217) 782-0116 FAX|
|959 Oak Street|
|North Aurora, IL 60542 |
|Years served: 2013 - Present|
Committee assignments: Appropriations I; Labor and Commerce (Minority Spokesperson); Environment; Local Government; Public Health; Committee of the Whole; Subcommittee on Special Issues (LG) (Sub-Minority Spokesperson); Subcommittee on Special Issues (SN).
Biography: Jim Oberweis of Sugar Grove has served in the Illinois Senate since January 2013.
He serves as Republican spokesperson for the Labor and Commerce Committee, and is a member of the Appropriations I, Environment, Local Government, and Public Health committees.
A lifelong resident of the Fox Valley, Jim graduated from Marmion Military Academy, earned a B.A. from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
His first job was a math and science teacher at Waldo Junior High School in Aurora. He later launched a career in the financial services industry. Today, Oberweis Asset Management manages approximately $2 billion in growth stock assets. Jim also serves as the Chairman of Oberweis Dairy, a business founded by his grandfather Peter.
Jim and his wife, Julie, have five adult children, two stepchildren, and nineteen grandchildren.