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Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.)

  • District: 15th District, Danville; Wabash River Valley; Outer St. Louis Suburbs
  • Residence: Collinsville
  • Born: February 21, 1958; East St. Louis, Ill.
  • 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
  • Military Service: Army 1980-86; Army Reserve 1986-2008
  • 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; U.S. House, 1997-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1996 (9th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Communications & Technology; Energy & Power; Environment & the Economy - Chairman; Health)
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State Information: 15th District, Danville; Wabash River Valley; Outer St. Louis Suburbs

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general John Shimkus (R) 205,775 68.6%
Angela Michael (D) 94,162 31.4%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 34% Mitt Romney: 64%
2008 Barack Obama: 43% John McCain: 55%




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