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

Photograph of Representative  Jim Watson (R)

Springfield Office:
246-W Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-1840
(217) 558-3743 FAX
District Office:
325 W. State Street, Suite 102
P.O. Box 160
Jacksonville, IL 62650
(217) 243-6221
(217) 245-2071 FAX
Years served: December 2001 - December 2012

Committee assignments: Veterans' Affairs (Republican Spokesperson); Health & Healthcare Disparities; Housing.

Biography: Born July 30, 1965, in Jerseyville, IL. Graduated from Routt Catholic High School Jacksonville, 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 veteran - Operation Desert Storm 1991 and Operation Iraqi Freedom 2007. 3 children: Katie, Jacob and Lexi and is married to wife Lisa.