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ENDORSEMENT: Jim Oberweis for Congress in 14th District Republican primary

In case you missed it: "State Sen. Jim Oberweis, who’s always in a rush, did not like being limited to driving 65 miles an hour on state highways. So he ...
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Jim Oberweis’ Statement on President Trump’s Acquittal

Feb. 5, 2020 For Immediate Release Sugar Grove, IL – Jim Oberweis is issuing the following the Statement on the action the United States Senate took today to acquit President ...

Illinois Citizens for Life Federal PAC endorses Jim Oberweis for Congress Oberweis is the ‘candidate who can defeat Lauren Underwood’

Jan. 30, 2020 For Immediate Release Sugar Grove, IL – The Illinois Citizens for Life Federal PAC is endorsing Jim Oberweis in the race for Congress in the 14th District ...

Jim Oberweis signs Balanced Budget Amendment Pledge

Sugar Grove, IL – Jim Oberweis, candidate for Congress in the 14thDistrict, has pledged his support for the Balanced Budget Amendment because he is concerned about the growing national debt ...

Statement from Jim Oberweis

"Nancy Pelosi and Lauren Underwood are continuing to waste tax payers money while ignoring the needs of hard working American’s. I am calling on Lauren Underwood to vote No on ...

Winfield Township Republicans endorse Jim Oberweis for Congress

  Jan. 10, 2020 For Immediate Release                                                                                      Sugar Grove, IL – The Winfield Township Republicans are endorsing Jim Oberweis in the race for Congress in the 14th Congressional District based ...

About Jim

Jim Oberweis is a successful entrepreneur, family man, and common sense conservative.  Over the course of his four-decade career as a small businessman, he’s helped create thousands of jobs in Illinois. He knows first-hand how high taxes and burdensome regulations can prevent businesses from expanding and creating the new jobs we need, and he’s committed to reforming our government.

A native of Illinois’ Fox Valley region, Jim graduated from Marmion Military Academy before going on to earn a B.A. from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and, later, an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

After graduating from the University of Illinois, he took his first job as a math and science teacher at Waldo Junior High School in Aurora. Soon thereafter, he launched a career in the financial services industry, eventually launching a family of no-load mutual funds. Today, Oberweis Asset Management manages approximately $3 billion in growth stock assets.

Jim also serves as the Chairman of Oberweis Dairy, a business founded by Jim’s grandfather, Peter, who began delivering milk to his Aurora neighbors in 1915. Thirty years ago, Jim purchased the family business after his brother had a stroke and was unable to continue running the business.  Jim developed and implemented a successful strategy for growth. Under Jim’s leadership, the Dairy has grown from a small home delivery company with one ice cream store and 50 employees to 43 ice cream stores and restaurants with more than 1,200 employees.

Jim knows the harsh reality of non-government finance, which means a successful small business owner must make sure that expenses don’t run ahead of revenues.  Jim’s life experiences have led him to be a common sense conservative: pro-life, pro-2nd Amendment, pro-tax cut, pro-spending cut, and pro-growth. He is determined to cut the special-interest pork and end wasteful government spending in Washington DC and will stand up for traditional cultural values.

Jim has long been active as a leading member and supporter of the Republican Party and conservative organizations. He currently serves as a member of the Illinois State Senate.

Jim is well known for his philanthropic endeavors. More than two decades ago, he established the Oberweis Foundation as a charitable trust created to help children and adults in difficult economic circumstances, such as those served by Hesed House and the Northern Illinois Food Bank, on whose Board of Directors Jim served.  He has been a very active supporter of ProjectHOOD in Chicago which is working to keep kids out of gangs and off drugs and to reduce the street violence in Chicago.

Jim is married, and his wife Julie works with him at Oberweis Dairy.  He has five adult children, two stepchildren, and twenty grandchildren, most of whom call Illinois home.

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