Weber Tapped for Key House Committees

State Representative Tom Weber (R-Lake Villa) has been tapped by House Republican Leader Jim Durkin for several key committee assignments in the Illinois House of Representatives for the 101st General Assembly.

The committees are – Appropriations-Human Services; Consumer Protection; Counties and Townships; Judiciary-Civil; Labor and Commerce; and Transportation: Regulation, Roads and Bridges.

“I’m excited to bring my experiences to these committees; whether from my time on the Lake County Board, or my background as a carpenter and electrician who has built a small business,” said Weber. “Our state needs to improve its economic outlook and relieve the tax burden that is driving families and job creators out of Illinois and I look forward to utilizing my unique background to promote that on these committees.”

Given the push for a major infrastructure bill this year and debate over the state minimum wage, Weber’s committee assignments ensure he is well situated to make sure the voice of residents in Lake and McHenry Counties is heard.

Weber, a life-long resident of the Lake Villa area, is a small business owner and prior to being elected to the Illinois General Assembly served on the Lake County Board and Forest Preserve Board since 2012. He and his wife have two adult children.

The 64th House District is split between Lake and McHenry Counties, from Crystal Lake in the south and stretching northeasterly to cover the communities throughout the Chain O’Lakes up to the Wisconsin border.