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Senator Jim Oberweis (R) - Previous General Assembly (100th)
25th District
Republican Caucus Whip

Photograph of  Senator  Jim Oberweis (R)

Springfield Office:
Senator 25th District
108D Capitol Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-0471
District Office:
959 Oak Street
North Aurora, IL  60542
(630) 800-1992

Years served: 2013 - Present

Committee assignments: Committee of the Whole; Labor (Minority Spokesperson); Appropriations II; Environment and Conservation; Transportation; Human Services; Executive.

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 is married, and his wife Julie works with him at Oberweis Dairy. He has five adult children, two stepchildren, and 20 grandchildren.

Associated Representative(s): Mike Fortner
 Keith R. Wheeler