Sheri Jesiel

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Sheri Jesiel
Illinois House of Representatives, District 61
In office
July 3, 2014 - Present
Term ends
January 10, 2017
Years in position 1
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
AppointedJuly 3, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sCarthage College
ProfessionBusiness Manager/Accountant
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Personal website
Sheri Jesiel is a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 61. She was first appointed to the chamber in on July 3, 2014.[1]


Jesiel earned her bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Carthage College. Her professional experience includes working as a Business Manager/Accountant. She is also a licensed C.P.A.[2]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Jesiel served on the following committees:

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2015
Appropriations-Human Services
Appropriations-Public Safety
Elementary & Secondary Education School Curriculum Policies
Human Services
Juvenile Justice & System-Involved
Personnel & Pensions
Special Needs Services


Campaign themes


On her Facebook page, Jesiel highlighted the following priorities of her campaign:[2]

  • Excerpt: "Work to reduce the tax burden for Illinois taxpayers. Let the temporary tax increase expire and no new graduated income tax."
  • Excerpt: "Improve the economic environment to attract and retain businesses and create permanent, quality jobs. States around us have figured this out - it's time Illinois does, too."
  • Excerpt: "Return to sensible fiscal management by cutting spending and reducing the size of government. We can't keep spending what we don't have. You and I know this - why doesn't government?"



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. Loren Karner was set to face Al Rogers in the Democratic primary, but Rogers withdrew from the race on December 19, 2013, leaving Karner unopposed. Incumbent Sheri Jesiel ran unopposed in the Republican primary and was appointed to fill the seat of JoAnn D. Osmond (R) on July 3. Jesiel then defeated Karner in the general election.[3][4][5][6]

Illinois House of Representatives District 61, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSheri Jesiel Incumbent 58% 17,706
     Democratic Loren Karner 42% 12,811
Total Votes 30,517


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In 2014, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 29 through June 2.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
JoAnn D. Osmond (R)
Illinois House of Representatives District 61
July 2014-Present
Succeeded by