Senator David Koehler (D)
|Senator 46th District|
|Springfield, IL 62706 |
|(217) 782-2115 FAX|
|Years served: Appointed December 2006, Elected 2008 - Present|
Committee assignments: Agriculture and Conservation (Chairperson); Energy (Vice-Chairperson); Local Government; Transportation; Committee of the Whole; Subcommittee on Food Labeling (Sub-Chairperson); Executive Appointments; Advisory Committee on Healthcare (Co-Chairperson).
Biography: Born and raised in South Dakota, moved to Peoria in 1978; B.A., Yankton College, 1971; M.A. in divinity, United Theological Seminary, 1974; staff member, National Farm Worker Ministry; community organizer and program manager, Peoria Friendship House; executive director, Peoria Area Labor Management Council; president, Labor Management Cooperative Health Programs Inc.; Peoria County Board member, 1982-88; Peoria City Council member, 1989-97 (mayor pro tem, 1993-94); first elected to Senate in 2006; married with three daughters, a son-in-law and two granddaughters.