John Shimkus

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Republican Illinois

U.S. House (Illinois 19)


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

Born: 02/21/1958 Collinsville, IL

Home: Collinsville, Illinois

Religion: Lutheran

Education: MBA, Business Administration, Southern Illinois University, 1997 Teaching Certificate, Christ College, 1989 BS, General Engineering, United States Military Academy, 1980

Profession: Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army Reserves, 1985-2008 Teacher, Metro-East Lutheran High School, 1986-1990 Captain, United States Army, 1980-1985

Political: U.S. House, IllinoisHouse of Representatives, 1997-present Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1997-present Treasurer, Madison County, 1991-1996 Trustee, Collinsville Township, 1989-1993 Candidate, United States House of Representatives, 1992 Candidate, Madison County Board, 1988

Congressional Membership: Grand Old Party (GOP) 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 United States Delegate, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Parliamentary Assembly

Organization Membership: 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/Basketball Coach, Holy Cross Lutheran Church and School Illinois Association of County Treasurers and Finance Officers Member, Kaskaskia Area Partnership Member, Kaskaskia College Area Literacy Council Member, Kiwanis Member, Madison County Farm Bureau Member, National Active Retired Federal Employees Association National Association of County Treasurers and Finance Officers Senior Companion Program Fiscal Officer, Southern Illinois Law Enforcement Commission


Energy and Commerce

Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet

Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment (Energy and Commerce)

Subcommittee on Health (Energy and Commerce)