Meet John

John Shimkus has served in the Army, as a high school teacher, a county treasurer, and is now proud to serve as your Representative for the 15th District of Illinois.

John’s conservative record has earned awards and endorsements from the National Right to Life Committee, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Illinois Farm Bureau, ABATE, the National Federation of Independent Businesses, and the National Association of Manufacturers among others.

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Feb 5, 2016

U.S. Rep. Shimkus receives NRA endorsement

The National Rifle Association has endorsed U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, in his re-election bid this year. In its endorsement letter, the NRA noted Shimkus… read more

Jan 15, 2016

Shimkus Votes to Block Obama Administration Overreach

Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) voted this week to block two of the Obama Administration’s most controversial water rules. On Tuesday, the House passed H.R. 1644,… read more


Jobs and the Economy

Too many Americans are out of work. Its time to get government out of the way, remove the bureaucratic red tape so employers have less burdensome rules and regulations so we can put people back to work. John believes that government does not create jobs and in order to have employees, you must have employers.…

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John thinks it is unacceptable that the tax code is so complex that businesses and individuals must pay for services just to complete their taxes. It’s time for a simpler, fairer, and flatter tax code, one that is easy to understand and will not cost businesses and individuals time and resources to complete. He has…

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Government spending is out of control. In Washington, both Republicans and Democrats continue to present overblown budgets. Enough is enough, its time for Washington to live within its means and not spend more than it take in. American families have played by these rules, balancing a family budget and not spending more than they take…

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Obamacare has failed to live up to its many of its basic promises. Policies have been cancelled. Premiums continue to increase. It’s time we walk away from this failed experiment. Obamacare is a disaster and that is why John has voted over 60 times to either repeal, replace or defund Obamacare. Our efforts should be…

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Agriculture is a key economic engine throughout the 33 counties that make up the 15th Congressional District. It is important that the agriculture sector is strong and profitable and we are protecting our farmers’ ability to manage their farm without burdensome government regulations. Recognizing the importance of agriculture, John’s first bill passed and signed into…

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John supports a diversified, all-of-the-above energy strategy. By focusing on energy we can develop at home, we can create jobs, keep costs low for businesses and families, and reduce our reliance on unstable energy producing regions. As a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, John is focused on promoting Illinois’ resources of oil,…

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As a member of the armed serves, John has a great appreciation for the men and women who volunteer today to join our nation’s military. Unfortunately, the Obama Administration has forgotten those that have served and protected our home front. Veterans deserve the best quality of care as well as timely care and that is…

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National Security

National Security threats are real both at home and abroad. As a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and a U.S. Army Veteran, John understands the need for a strong, well-funded military. President Obama has decimated our armed forces. This is unacceptable and it is essential that our military has the…

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4 hours ago

Great visit to Crack Shot in Lawrenceville. Had a great discussion on @NRA's endorsement of my reelection campaign

9 hours ago

Great to be in Odin @Gordon's Gun Smoke w/Rep. Cavaletto & NRA President Keene to discuss the @NRA endorsement

10 hours ago

Proud to be endorsed by @NRA & honored to have former NRA President David Keene w/me in Vandalia this morning!

3 days ago

Launched our 1st TV ad of the 2016 cycle, "Diner". It discusses bold reforms we need to get America back on track.…

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