|Name||Arthur "A.J." Wilhelmi|
Joliet, Illinois , United States
Sep 04, 2006 10:58am
|Info||State Senator Arthur "AJ" Wilhelmi (D-Joliet) was appointed in January 2005 to represent the communities of the 43rd Senate District, which encompasses a northwestern portion of Will County. Born in Joliet, Illinois on May 14, 1968, Senator Wilhelmi has lived in Will County all of his life. |
Senator Wilhelmi attended St. Paul the Apostle elementary school and Joliet Catholic High School. In 1986, Wilhelmi enrolled at Loyola University of Chicago, graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, a major in English and minors in Philosophy and Political Science.
In June 1993, Wilhelmi graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law. After passing the Illinois State Bar Examination in October, Wilhelmi was sworn in as an attorney on November 3, 1993. He practices law with the McKeown Law Firm as a junior partner specializing in real estate and business law.
Senator Wilhelmi brings a breadth of community service experience to the Senate. In 1996, Wilhelmi co-sponsored the building of the 13th Will County Habitat for Humanity home, and served on the Family Support Committee. In addition, Senator Wilhelmi served as Chairman of the Board for the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce in 2003 after serving in a variety of other posts for the organization. In 2001 and 2002, Wilhelmi chaired the Diplomats Committee for the Will County Center for Economic Development. Senator Wilhelmi has also been active with his alma mater, Joliet Catholic. Senator Wilhelmi served as president of the JCA Alumni Board from 1999 to 2001. Senator Wilhelmi also served for three years (1998, 1999, and 2000) as Community Division Chair for the YMCA Sustaining Campaign.
Senator Wilhelmi serves as the Vice Chairman of the Senate Agriculture & Conservation Committee. He is also a member of the Senate Housing and Community Affairs, Local Government and Appropriations II and III committees. The Senator resides in Joliet with his wife Michelle and their daughter Maycen.
The 43rd Senate District includes all or part of the following communities: Bolingbrook, Channahon, Crest Hill, Elwood, Fairmont, Ingalls Park, Joliet, Lockport, Manhattan, Naperville, Preston Heights, Rockdale, Romeoville and Shorewood.