Barbara Wheeler

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Barbara Wheeler
Barbara Wheeler.jpg
Illinois House of Representatives District 64
In office
2013 - Present
Term ends
January 10, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
High schoolCarmel Catholic High School (1985)
Bachelor'sLoyola University
Master'sNational Louis University
ReligionRoman Catholic
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Campaign website
Barbara Wheeler is a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 64. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Wheeler earned her bachelor's degree in Education from Loyola University and her master's in Education from National Louis University. Her professional experience includes working as a teacher and as a Peace Corps volunteer.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Wheeler served on the following committees:

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Adoption Reform
Appropriations-Human Services
Elementary & Secondary Education
International Trade & Commerce
Mass Transit
Museums, Arts, & Cultural Enhancement
State Government Administration
Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges



See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 18, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Barbara Wheeler ran unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Joel Mains (D), who filed to run on June 2, in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Illinois House of Representatives District 64, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Wheeler Incumbent 69.3% 23,189
     Democratic Joel Mains 30.7% 10,275
Total Votes 33,464


See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Wheeler won election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 64. Wheeler was unopposed in the March 20 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7][8]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 64, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Wheeler 100% 37,465
Total Votes 37,465

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Wheeler is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Wheeler raised a total of $34,389 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 22, 2013.[9]

Barbara Wheeler's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State House, District 64 Won $34,389
Grand Total Raised $34,389


Wheeler won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Wheeler raised a total of $34,389.
Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Barbara Wheeler's campaign in 2012
Salvi & Maher Llc$6,000
Turning Point$5,000
Illinois Liberty$5,000
Wheeler, Barbara$2,013
Illinois State Medical Society$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$34,389
Source:Follow the Money


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In 2014, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 29 through June 2.[10]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that "impacted the social work profession and their clients."


In 2013, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 9 through May 31.[11]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative issues.


Wheeler and her husband, Joe, have five children.[1]

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Preceded by
Michael W. Tryon (R)
Illinois House of Representatives District 64
Succeeded by