State Senator Chuck Weaver represents the 37th District of Illinois, which includes 10 Central Illinois counties that are north and then east and west of Peoria. He has been serving in the Senate since 2015. He is a fiscal conservative.
Chuck understands job growth must be his primary focus and works to make fundamental changes that reverse the decline of our state. In that regard, his focus is workforce development and his passion is for quality education of our children. That passion led to his appointment as the Republican Spokesperson of the Senate Education Committee. He also is the Senate Republican representative on the Diversity Task Force on Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, which is focused on minority participation in projects coming from the 2019 capital improvement projects bill.
For the 101st General Assembly, he also serves as a member on the Higher Education, Insurance, Labor, Licensed Activities and Transportation committees. He is honored to serve on Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, a bipartisan legislative oversight committee authorized to conduct systematic reviews of administrative rules promulgated by State agencies.
Chuck earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Bradley University, and received his law degree from DePaul University. He then joined his family’s Kentucky Fried Chicken business and operated their 30 restaurants. His reputation for operations and employee development led to the position of President of the American Kentucky Fried Chicken Franchisee Association.
Chuck has been active in real estate construction as well as an investor in start-up businesses. He has been involved in 57 Limited Liability Companies.
Chuck donates his legislative salary to local charities, including his work with “Leaders Change Illinois,” which launches new projects aimed at improving our community. Through that program, Chuck and Laurie have now offered project mentors and funded 100 $1,000 grants to young leaders who are launching new ideas to impact our community.
Chuck is most proud of his family – Laurie, his wife of 33 years; three children; and two grandchildren. He resides on the family farm in North Peoria.