Small business owner and sixth-generation Kendall County resident Keith Wheeler of Oswego was sworn in for a fourth term as State Representative of the 50th District serving portions of Kane and Kendall Counties on Wednesday, joining all 118 members of the Illinois House of Representatives for the inauguration of the 102nd General Assembly held at the Bank of Springfield Center.
A small business owner for 30 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 emerge from the pandemic and 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. We also need to pass meaningful and lasting property tax relief this session.”
Representative Wheeler continues to serve as Co-Chairman of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR), the state’s bi-partisan legislative oversight committee of rules used to implement new and existing laws across all state agencies; a position he has held since February 2017. Wheeler also retains his post as Assistant House Republican Leader for the new 102nd General Assembly.
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. Constituents may call Representative Wheeler’s office at (630) 345-3464 and e-mail questions or concerns through his website at repkeithwheeler.com.
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.