Small business owner and sixth-generation Kendall County resident Keith Wheeler was sworn in for a third term as State Representative of the 50thDistrict serving portions of Kane and Kendall Counties on Wednesday, joining all 118 members of the Illinois House of Representatives for the inauguration of the 101st General Assembly held at the Sangamon Auditorium.
A small business owner for 28 years and former Chairman of the Illinois Leadership Council of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), Wheeler brings a lifetime of hands-on experience and real world knowledge of the most pressing challenges facing entrepreneurs and job creators in Illinois. He has also served locally as a former Board Chairman for the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce.
“Restoring Illinois’ competitiveness and expanding opportunity for Fox Valley families is my top priority,” Representative Wheeler said. “We can achieve our goal of creating Illinois jobs for Illinois families by working together across party lines to embrace the needed reforms that will get government off the backs of the small business men and women who produce most of the new jobs across the state.”
Representative Wheeler has also been chosen to retain his position as House Republican Conference Chairperson, a leadership post he was first appointed to in July 2018. The Conference Chairperson presides over GOP caucus meetings and helps to guide policy initiatives through the legislative process.
Representative Wheeler serves the 50th District, which includes portions of Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, Campton Hills, Elburn, Montgomery, Oswego, Plano, St. Charles, Sugar Grove and Yorkville.
Representative Wheeler, R-Oswego and State Senator Jim Oberweis, R-Sugar Grove, continue to offer constituents a joint District Office in North Aurora, located at 959 Oak Street just east of Randall Road. Constituents may call Representative Wheeler’s office at (630) 345-3464 and e-mail questions or concerns through his website by clicking HERE.
A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Representative Wheeler is an Oswego native and Oswego High School alum. He is a former chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kendall County Food Pantry and a former treasurer of the Oswego Bears Youth Football. Keith and his wife, Lisa, reside in Oswego with their three children.