IL-14: Jim Oberweis (R)
About Oberweis :
Jim Oberweis is an entrepreneur, family man, and conservative.
A native of Illinois’ Fox Valley region, Oberweis 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 and eventually launched a family of mutual funds. Today, Oberweis Asset Management manages approximately $3 billion in growth stock assets.
Oberweis also serves as the chairman of Oberweis Dairy, a business founded by his grandfather, Peter, who began delivering milk to his Aurora neighbors in 1915.
Oberweis currently serves as a member of the Illinois State Senate.
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. 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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