Representative Jim Watson (R) - Previous General Assembly (97th)
|Senator 97th District|
|246-W Stratton Office Building|
|Springfield, IL 62706 |
|(217) 558-3743 FAX|
|325 W. State Street, Suite 102|
|P.O. Box 160|
|Jacksonville, IL 62650 |
|(217) 245-2071 FAX|
|Years served: December 2001 - December 2012|
Committee assignments: Veterans' Affairs (Republican Spokesperson); Health & Healthcare Disparities; Housing.
Biography: Born July 30, 1965, in Jerseyville, IL. Graduated from Routt Catholic High School Jacksonville, B.A., M.A. Eastern Illinois University, M.B.A. University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Former high school and college teacher, 10 years of business experience. U.S. Marine Corps veteran - Operation Desert Storm 1991 and Operation Iraqi Freedom 2007. 3 children: Katie, Jacob and Lexi and is married to wife Lisa.