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Representative Jim Watson (R) - Previous General Assembly (94th)
97th District

Photograph of Representative  Jim Watson (R)

Springfield Office:
200-4N Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-1840
(217) 782-2289 FAX
District Office:
220 West State Street
Jacksonville, IL 62650
(217) 243-6221
(217) 245-2071 FAX
Email: Jerseyville, IL - (618) 498-4813

Years served: 2001 - Present

Committee assignments: Committee of the Whole; Public Utilities (Republican Spokesperson); Aging; Appropriations-General Service; Elementary & Secondary Education; Financial Institutions; Local Government; Pay Day Loans, Subcommittee.

Biography: Born July 30, 1965. Graduated from Routt Catholic High School, B.A., M.A. Eastern Illinois University, M.B.A. University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Former high school and college teacher, 10 years of business experience, U.S. Marine Corps/Desert Storm Veteran, married to Teri, 3 children: Katie, Jacob and Lexi.

Associated Senator(s): Deanna Demuzio