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Representative Jim Watson (R) - Previous General Assembly (95th)
97th District

Photograph of Representative  Jim Watson (R)

Springfield Office:
200-4N Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-1840
(217) 557-0530 FAX
District Office:
325 W. State Street, Suite 102
P.O. Box 160
Jacksonville, IL 62650
(217) 243-6221
(217) 245-2071 FAX
Email: Jerseyville, IL - (618) 498-4813

Years served: 2001 - Present

Committee assignments: Public Utilities (Republican Spokesperson); Financial Institutions; Elementary & Secondary Education; Telecommunications; Veterans Affairs (Republican Spokesperson); Gaming; State Government Administration; Committee of the Whole.

Biography: Born July 30, 1965. Graduated from Routt Catholic High School, 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/Desert Storm Veteran, Current U.S. Marine Corps Reservist. 3 children: Katie, Jacob and Lexi.

Associated Senator(s): Deanna Demuzio