Arthur Wilhelmi

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Arthur Wilhelmi
A.J. Wilhelmi.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 43
Assumed office
Current term ends
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Website Official website
Arthur "A.J." Wilhelmi is a Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate. Wilhelmi has served in the Illinois Senate in 2005 and was re-elected in November of 2008 with his term expiring in 2012.

Wilhelmi graduated with his Bachelor's degree from Loyola-Chicago and his Juris Doctor degree from Chicago-Kent Law.

Committee assignments

Wilhelmi serves on these committees:




See Also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2010

Wilhelmi is running for re-election to the 43rd District Seat in the Illinois State Senate. Wilhelmi is opposed by Republican candidate Cedra Crenshaw. The election takes place on November 2, 2010. Wilhelmi ran unopposed in the Democratic primary election on February 2nd.[2]


On November 7, 2006, Democrat Arthur Wilhelmi won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 43 receiving 38,113 votes, ahead of Republican Christian Smith receiving 16,167 votes.[3]

Illinois State Senate, District 43 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Arthur Wilhelmi (D) 38,113
Christian Smith (R) 16,167

Campaign Donors


In 2006, Wilhelmi collected $256,389 in donations.[4]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $11,000
Chicagoland Speedway $10,000
Penn National Gaming $10,000
Chicago Auto Trade Association $8,000
Harrahs Casino-Joliet $7,150
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
Comcast $4,000
Archer Daniels Midland $4,000
Exxonmobil $4,000
Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois $4,000
Illinois Automobile Dealers Association $3,500
Illinois State Medical Society $3,000
Midwest Energy $3,000
AT&T $3,000
Comed $2,400
Vulcan Materials $2,250
Altria $2,000

District 43

Wilhelmi represents Illinois Senate District 43. District 43 includes the Southwest Chicago suburbs of Crest Hill, Joliet, and Lockport[5].


A.J. is married to Michelle Wilhelmi. They have three children and reside in Joliet, Illinois.

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Political offices
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Illinois Senate District 43
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