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Representative Mike Fortner (R) - Previous General Assembly (97th)
95th District

Photograph of Representative  Mike Fortner (R)

Springfield Office:
200-4N Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-1653
(217) 557-0530 FAX
District Office:
135 Fremont St.
West Chicago, IL 60185
(630) 293-9344
(630) 293-9785 FAX
Years served: 2007 - Present

Committee assignments: Bio-Technology (Republican Spokesperson); Tollway Oversight (Republican Spokesperson); Mass Transit; Public Utilities; Cities & Villages; Environmental Health; Tollway Oversight Review Subcommitt; Redistricting (Republican Spokesperson); Labor.

Biography: Mike Fortner (R-95, West Chicago) former mayor of West Chicago, and has headed transportation policy for the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference. He has a B.A. in math and physics from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Brandeis University in Massachusetts. He also teaches physics at Northern Illinois University, and co-chairs the Illinois Articulation Initiative Physics Panel. He formerly was a West Chicago alderman and a member of the West Chicago Elementary District 33 school board.

Associated Senator(s): Thomas Johnson