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Representative Mike Fortner (R) - Previous General Assembly (100th)
49th District

Photograph of  Representative  Mike Fortner (R)

Springfield Office:
Senator 49th District
200-4N Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-1653
(217) 782-1275 FAX
District Office:
135 Fremont St.
West Chicago, IL 60185
(630) 293-9344
(630) 293-9785 FAX

Years served: January 2007 - January 2019

Committee assignments: Appropriations-Higher Education; Cities & Villages (Republican Spokesperson); Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, & IT (Republican Spokesperson); Economic Opportunity (Republican Spokesperson); Elections & Campaign Finance (Republican Spokesperson); Health Care Licenses; Tollway Oversight (Republican Spokesperson); Local Government Subcommittee; Energy; Ballot Access Subcommittee; State Government Administration (Republican Spokesperson).

Biography: Mike Fortner (R- West Chicago) former mayor of West Chicago, and has headed transportation policy for the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference. He has a B.A. in math and physics from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Brandeis University in Massachusetts. He also teaches physics at Northern Illinois University, and co-chairs the Illinois Articulation Initiative Physics Panel. He formerly was a West Chicago alderman and a member of the West Chicago Elementary District 33 school board.

Associated Representative(s): Jim Oberweis