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John Shimkus' Biography

Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 15, Republican

Contact Information

201 North Vermillion Street
Suite 325
Danville, IL 61832

15 Professional Park Drive
Maryville, IL 62062

110 East Locust Street, Room 12
Harrisburg, IL 62946

101 North 4th Street, Suite 303
Effingham, IL 62401

2217 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

John M. Shimkus

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Karen; 3 Children: Daniel, David, Joshua

Birth Date:

02/21/1958

Birth Place:

Collinsville, IL

Home City:

Collinsville, IL

Religion:

Lutheran

MBA, Business Administration, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, 1997

Certified, Teaching, Christ College Irvine, California, 1990

BS, General Engineering, United States Military Academy, West Point, 1980

Representative, United States House of Representatives, Illinois, District 15, 2013-present

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Illinois, District 15, 2018

Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 19, 2003-2013

Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 20, 1997-2003

Member, Collinsville Township Board of Trustees, 1989-1993

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, 1992

Candidate, Madison County Board, 1988

Former Member, Energy Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Chair, Environment Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Member, Grand Old Party Cyber-Security Team

Co-Chair, House Baltic Caucus

Co-Chair, House Biotechnology Caucus

Member, House Caucus on Adoption

Co-Chair, House E-911 Caucus

Co-Chair, House Page Board

Co-Chair, House Recycling Caucus

Member, House Steel Caucus

Fiscal Officer, Southern Illinois Law Enforcement Commission

Former Member, Subcommittee on Energy, United States House of Representatives

Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army Reserves, 1985-2008

Treasurer, Madison County, 1990-1996

Teacher, Metro-East Lutheran High School, 1986-1990

Captain, United States Army, 1980-1985

Head Elder/Member, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Collinsville, present

Member, A Brotherhood Aimed Towards Education of Illinois

Member, American Legion Post 36

Member, Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Heritage

Member, Community Hope Center

Adult Sunday School Teacher, Holy Cross Lutheran Church and School

Basketball Coach, Holy Cross Lutheran Church and School

Member, Illinois Association of County Treasurers and Finance Officers

Member, Kaskaskia Area Partnership

Member, Kaskaskia College Area Literacy Council

Member, Kiwanis International

Member, Madison County Farm Bureau

Member, National Active Retired Federal Employees Association

Member, National Association of County Treasurers and Finance Officers

Delegate, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Parliamentary Assembly, United States

Member, Senior Companion Program

Member, Board of Visitors, United States Military Academy

Astrological Sign:

Pisces

Awards:

Congressional Partnership Award, National Association of Development Organizations

Spirit of Enterprise, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Guardian of Seniors' Rights, 60-Plus Association

Friend of Agriculture, Farm Bureau, 2004

-Hero of the Taxpayer, Americans for Tax Reform, 2004

Jefferson Cup, National Spinal Cord Injury Association

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