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Senator David Koehler (D)
46th District
Assistant Majority Leader

Photograph of  Senator  David Koehler (D)

Springfield Office:
Senator 46th District
309 M Capitol Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-8250
District Office:
1203 East Kingman Avenue
Peoria Heights, IL  61616
(309) 677-0120
Additional District Addresses

Years served: Elected November 2006, Appointed December 2006 - Present

Committee assignments: Agriculture; Approp Ed; Labor; Energy and Public Utilities (Vice-Chair); Higher Education.

Biography: Born and raised in South Dakota, moved to Peoria in 1978; B.A., Yankton College, 1971; M.A. in divinity, United Theological Seminary, 1974; staff member, National Farm Worker Ministry; community organizer and program manager, Peoria Friendship House; executive director, Peoria Area Labor Management Council; president, Labor Management Cooperative Health Programs Inc.; Peoria County Board member, 1982-88; Peoria City Council member, 1989-97 (mayor pro tem, 1993-94); member of the NCSL Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee and Task Force on Energy Supply; first elected to Senate in November 2006; appointed to Senate in December 2006 to fill term of retiring Senator George Shadid; married with three daughters, two sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law, three granddaughters and one grandson.

Associated Representative(s): Jehan Gordon-Booth
 Sharon Chung