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Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill.

Member of the House (12th term)



District: Illinois - 15th District
Political Highlights: candidate for Madison County Board, 1988; Collinsville Township Board of Trustees, 1989-93; Madison County treasurer, 1990-97; Republican nominee for U.S. House, 1992; U.S. House of Representatives, 1997-2021
Born: February 21, 1958; East St. Louis, Ill.
Residence: Collinsville
Religion: Lutheran
Family: Wife, Karen Muth Shimkus; three children
Education: U.S. Military Academy, B.S. 1980; Southern Illinois U., Edwardsville, M.B.A. 1997
Elected: 1996
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Communications & Technology; Environment and Climate Change - Ranking Member; Health)
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District Rating: Safe Republican
House Seniority: 27th ranked House Republican
Twitter: 28,871 followers

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