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Senator Jim Oberweis (R) - Previous General Assembly (98th)
25th District

Photograph of  Senator  Jim Oberweis (R)

Springfield Office:
Senator 25th District
105A Capitol Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-0471
(217) 782-0116 FAX
District Office:
959 Oak Street
North Aurora, IL  60542
(630) 800-1992

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.

Associated Representative(s): Mike Fortner
 Kay Hatcher