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Senator David Koehler (D) - Previous General Assembly (96th)
46th District

Photograph of  Senator  David Koehler (D)

Springfield Office:
Senator 46th District
311B Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8250
(217) 782-3213 FAX
District Office:
13 S. Capitol Street
Pekin, IL 61554
(309) 346-4646
(309) 346-4650 FAX

Years served: Appointed December 2006, Elected 2008 - Present

Committee assignments: Higher Education; Agriculture and Conservation; Local Government (Chair); Transportation; Energy (Vice-Chair); Committee of the Whole; Trans Subcommittee Special Issues; Subcommittee on Transparency; Subcommittee on Readiness; Subcommittee on Animal Welfare; Subcomm. on Fertilizers & Chemicals (Sub-Chair); Special Comm. on Medicaid Reform.

Biography: Born and raised in South Dakota. Received Bachelor of Arts degree in 1971 from Yankton College - Yankton, South Dakota. Masters of Divinity; United Theological Seminary - Dayton, Ohio. Former Staff member, National Farm Worker Ministry (NFWM). Former Community organizer and program manager for Peoria Friendship House. Former Executive Director - Peoria Area Labor Management Council (PALM). Former President for Labor Management Cooperative Health Programs, Inc. Peoria County Board (1982-1988). Peoria City Council (1989-1997). He and his wife, Nora Sullivan, are the owners of the Peoria Bread Company, an artisan whole grain bakery in Peoria. They have three daughters, a son-in-law and two granddaughters.

Associated Representative(s): Michael K. Smith
 Jehan A. Gordon