|Illinois State Senate District 43|
|2005 - Present|
|January 12, 2013|
|Years in position||10|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||Loyola University of Chicago (1990)|
|J.D.||Chicago – Kent College of Law (1993)|
|Date of birth||May 14, 1968|
|Place of birth||Joliet, Illinois|
Wilhelmi graduated with his Bachelor's degree from Loyola-Chicago and his Juris Doctor degree from Chicago-Kent Law.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wilhelmi has been appointed to these committees:
- Agriculture and Conservation Committee, Illinois State Senate, Vice Chair
- Committee of the Whole, Illinois Senate
- Environment Committee, Illinois State Senate
- Gaming Committee, Illinois State Senate
- Judiciary Committee, Illinois State Senate, Chair
- Transportation Committee, Illinois State Senate
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Wilhelmi served on these committees:
In May 2011, Wilhelmi sponsored House Bill 180, which would require protesters to move an extra 100 feet away from grieving families at funeral services.
Senators unanimously approved House Bill 180 to keep protesters at a distance of 300 feet away from the funeral site. Protesters are not permitted to engage in “disorderly conduct,” such as loud singing, playing music and chanting, 30 minutes before and after the funeral or memorial service.
“I think the 300 feet will … expand the zone slightly so that families who are grieving will be less disrupted and will have the ability to mourn the loss of their loved ones, without this bill failing in court,” said state Sen. A.J. Wilhelmi.
Wilhelmi added that the bill still protects freedom of speech.
Sen. William Haine, a co-sponsor, said the legislation helps provide respect to military families.
“It is certainly within the interest of this state to establish peace and order at a funeral site,”said Haine.
- See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2010
|Illinois State Senate, District 43 (2010)|
|Arthur Wilhelmi (D)||38,663||61.18%|
|Cedra Crenshaw (R)||24,536||38.82%|
The election took place on November 2, 2010. Wilhelmi ran unopposed in the Democratic primary election on February 2nd.
|Illinois State Senate, District 43 (2006)|
|Arthur Wilhelmi (D)||38,113|
|Christian Smith (R)||16,167|
In 2006, Wilhelmi collected $256,389 in donations.
Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.
|International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$11,000|
|Penn National Gaming||$10,000|
|Chicago Auto Trade Association||$8,000|
|Illinois Federation of Teachers||$7,000|
|Illinois Senate Democratic Fund||$5,000|
|Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois||$5,000|
|Illinois Trial Lawyers Association||$4,500|
|Archer Daniels Midland||$4,000|
|Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois||$4,000|
|Illinois Automobile Dealers Association||$3,500|
|Illinois State Medical Society||$3,000|
Wilhelmi represents Illinois Senate District 43. District 43 includes the Southwest Chicago suburbs of Crest Hill, Joliet, and Lockport.
A.J. is married to Michelle Wilhelmi. They have three children and reside in Joliet, Illinois.
- Wilhelmi's campaign website
- Biography from the Illinois General Assembly
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006
- Wilhelmi's facebook
- Wilhelmi's LinkedIn
- Wilhelmi's twitter
- "Illinois General Assembly" List of Illinois Senate Committees, July 28, 2009
- "Illinois places limits on protests; sex offender law tougher," By Diane S.W. Lee and Mary J. Cristobal, Illinois Statehouse News, May 23, 2011
- 2010 Illinois General Election Results
- 2010 Illinois Primary Election Results
- Illinois Senate election results for 2006
- Wilhelmi Campaign Donors
- "Illinois Chamber of * Commerce Committee, Illinois State Senate, Northeast Illinois Legislative District Maps, July 29, 2009
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