State Senator Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) will once again serve as the lead Republican on the Illinois Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.
“All of our veterans have made great sacrifices to serve their country,” said Senator Schimpf. “It’s an honor to once again have the opportunity to have an important role in overseeing the legislation that can have a major impact on them.”
Schimpf is a retired member of the Marine Corps, who graduated from the United States Naval Academy, and also served as the Staff Judge Advocate for Marine Corps Installations Command.
Schimpf was also named to the Agriculture, Energy & Public Utilities, and Transportation Committees, which he feels will offer a great fit to the 58th District.
“I am very excited about these new assignments, which I think will offer me a better opportunity to advocate for the people of our district,” said Senator Schimpf. “The transportation committee will allow our region to have an outsized voice in the potential road projects that would have a major impact on our region, and the Energy & Public Utilities Committee will offer us a bigger voice on energy questions, particularly those involving coal. The Agriculture Committee will offer an amazing opportunity to watch over our largest industry.”
Senator Schimpf will also serve on the Judiciary Committee where his legal experience will offer a strong background on the issues, as well as the Financial Institutions Committee, which hears legislation regarding the financial and banking industries. Schimpf also remains a member of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) and the Higher Education Working Group.