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Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill.

Member of the House (10th term)



District: Illinois - 15th District
Political Highlights: candidate for Madison County Board, 1988; Collinsville Township Board of Trustees, 1989-93; Republican nominee for U.S. House, 1992; Madison County treasurer, 1990-97
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; Energy & Power; Environment & the Economy - Chairman; Health)
Social Media:

Roll Call Vitals

District Rating: Safe Republican
House Seniority: 27th ranked House Republican
Twitter: 17,347 followers
State Clout: Illinois is 16th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state

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