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Senator David Koehler (D) - Previous General Assembly (98th)
46th District

Photograph of  Senator  David Koehler (D)

Springfield Office:
Senator 46th District
M113 Capitol
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-8250
(217) 782-2115 FAX
District Office:
400 NE. Jefferson, Suite 200
Peoria, IL  61603
(309) 677-0120
Additional District Addresses

Years served: Appointed December 2006, Elected 2008 - Present

Committee assignments: Agriculture and Conservation (Chair); Energy (Vice-Chair); Local Government; Transportation; Committee of the Whole; Subcommittee on Food Labeling (Sub-Chair); Executive Appointments; Advisory Committee on Healthcare (Co-Chair).

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.

Associated Representative(s): Jehan A. Gordon-Booth
 Michael Unes