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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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