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Representative Jim Watson (R) - Previous General Assembly (96th)
97th District

Photograph of Representative  Jim Watson (R)

Springfield Office:
200-4N Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-1840
(217) 557-0530 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: 2001 - Present

Committee assignments: Access to Federal Funding (Chairperson); Insurance (Republican Spokesperson); Financial Institutions; Elementary & Secondary Education; Environment & Energy; Medicaid Reform, Family & Children; Veterans' Affairs.

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, Current U.S. Marine Corps Reservist. 3 children: Katie, Jacob and Lexi and is married to wife Lisa.

Associated Senator(s): Deanna Demuzio