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Representative Michael Unes (R) - Previous General Assembly (97th)
91st District

Photograph of Representative  Michael Unes (R)

Springfield Office:
240A-W Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-8152
(217) 782-1275 FAX
District Office:
19 S. Capitol St.
Pekin, IL  61554
(309) 620-8631
(309) 349-3046 FAX

Years served: 2011 - Present

Committee assignments: Aging; International Trade & Commerce; Cities & Villages; Small Business Empowerment & Workfo; Transportation: Vehicles & Safety; Insurance; Tourism & Conventions.

Biography: State Representative Mike Unes is currently serving his first term in the Illinois General Assembly representing the 91st District. Rep. Unes is a dedicated leader focused on an agenda for Fulton, Tazewell and Peoria County families that includes fiscal responsibility, attracting employers back to Illinois, and reforming state government ethics. Representative Unes has a background in computer networking as well as experience serving on East Peoria’s city council, where he oversaw accounts and finance and served as mayor pro-tem. He also started a literacy campaign for the Tazewell-Woodford County Head Start program. In January 2012, Rep. Unes was named East Peoria Distinguished Citizen of the Year by the East Peoria Chamber of Commerce and he was named Public Official of the Year by the Illinois Association of Chief of Police in March 2012. The 91st District includes all or parts of the communities of East Peoria, Pekin, Canton, Lewistown, Farmington, Cuba, Bartonville, Marquette Heights, Mapleton, Kingston Mines and Creve Coeur. Rep. Unes received his Bachelor’s Degree from Bradley University in 1996. He was selected to participate in the inaugural class of the 2012 Edgar Fellows Leadership Program. Mike, his wife Natalie and their four children live in East Peoria. To learn more about Rep. Unes, please visit his Web site at: ­­­­­

Associated Senator(s): David Koehler