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Encyclopedia > Jerry Weller
Jerry Weller


Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 11th district
Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 4, 1995
Preceded by George Sangmeister
Succeeded by Incumbent

Born July 07, 1957 (1957-07-07) (age 49)
Streator, Illinois
Political party Republican
Spouse Zury Ríos Montt
Religion Non-denominational Protestant

Gerald C. "Jerry" Weller (b. July 7, 1957, Streator, Illinois) is an American politician who has been a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives since 1995, representing Illinois's 11th congressional district (map). In the November 2006 general election, Congressman Weller defeated Democratic opponent John Pavich. Image File history File links U.S. Rep. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Illinoiss 11th congressional district is a United States Congressional District that covers the towns of Joliet, Kankakee, LaSalle, Ottawa, and Streator. ... The incumbent, in politics, is the current holder of a political office. ... January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... George Edward Sangmeister is a former member of the United States House of Representatives. ... July 7 is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 177 days remaining. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Streator is a city located in La Salle County, Illinois in the midwestern United States. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Zury Ríos Montt (b. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... July 7 is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 177 days remaining. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Streator is a city located in La Salle County, Illinois in the midwestern United States. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Illinoiss 11th congressional district is a United States Congressional District that covers the towns of Joliet, Kankakee, LaSalle, Ottawa, and Streator. ... This article discusses only races that resulted in a seats party switch in the U.S. House of Representatives in the November 2006 (mid-term) election. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... John J. Pavich (born 1976) is an American attorney and the Democratic Party nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives from the 11th Congressional District in Illinois. ...

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Early life, education, and family

Weller was born in Streator, Illinois to LaVern and Marilyn Weller,[1] and raised on his family's hog farm in Dwight, Illinois. Weller is a 1979 graduate of the University of Illinois where he received his degree in agriculture. Weller has been married twice. Streator is a city located in La Salle County, Illinois in the midwestern United States. ... Dwight is a village located in Livingston County, Illinois and Grundy County, Illinois. ... For the song by the Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... The University of Illinois is the set of three public universities in Illinois. ...


Weller was a staff member for state representative Tom Corcoran from 1980 to 1981, assistant to the director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture, and an aide to Secretary of Agriculture John R. Block from 1981 to 1985. The Illinois House of Representatives convenes at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Secretary of Agriculture is the head of the United States Department of Agriculture concerned with land and food as well as agriculture and rural development. ... John Rusling Block (born in 1935) in Galesburg, Illinois. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1988, Weller was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives where he served until 1994. The Illinois House of Representatives convenes at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. ...


U.S. House of Representatives

Weller was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994 following the retirement of Democrat George Sangmeister. Weller defeated New Lenox attorney Robert T. Herbolsheimer in the Republican primary, and Democrat Frank Giglio in the general election. Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... This article does not adequately cite its references. ... George Edward Sangmeister is a former member of the United States House of Representatives. ... New Lenox is a village located in Will County, Illinois. ... This article does not adequately cite its references. ... The U.S. House election, 1994 was an election for the United States House of Representatives in 1994 which occurred in the middle of President Bill Clintons first term. ...


Weller serves as Deputy Minority Whip and is a member of the Ways and Means Committee. He was voted Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Income Support and Family Security, which oversees such programs as welfare and unemployment compensation. [8] In politics, a whip is a member of a political party in a legislature whose task is to ensure that members of the party attend and vote as the party leadership desires. ... The Committee on Ways and Means is a committee of the United States House of Representatives. ... Welfare is financial assistance paid by taxpayers to groups of people who are unable to support themselves, and determined to be able to function more effectively with financial assistance. ...


Political actions and positions

Weller has made efforts to eliminate the marriage penalty tax. He has supported the use of tax incentives to help redevelop brownfield formal industrial land, developing a proposal with Democrats, such as Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, to do so.[2] Examples of brownfields that were redeveloped into productive properties Brownfields are abandoned, idled, or under-used industrial and commercial facilities where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination. ... Richard Michael Daley (born April 24, 1942) is a United States politician, powerful member of the national and local Democratic Party and current mayor of Chicago, Illinois. ...


Jerry Weller also championed the creation of the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie and other redevelopment efforts at the former Joliet arsenal.[2] Redevelopment of the site included the Deer Run Industrial Park, which contains the CenterPoint Intermodal Center, a new intermodal freight transport center.[3] The Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery covers 982 acres in Elwood, Illinois. ... The Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie is a prairie reserve operated by the United States Forest Service. ... Proposed redevelopment of Joliet Arsenal, February 2002. ... Burnside Industrial Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - 3,500 acres Pureland Industrial Complex, Logan Township, NJ, USA - 3,000 acres Lakewood Industrial Park, Lakewood, NJ, USA - 2,200 acres CenterPoint Intermodal Center, Elwood, IL, USA - 2,050 acres Cherry Hill Business Park, New Lenox, IL, USA - 1,000 acres Cabot... An intermodal train carrying both shipping containers and highway semi-trailers in piggyback service, on flatcars, passes through the Cajon Pass in February, 1995. ...


He also supports local control of the third Chicago area airport in the Peotone, Illinois [4] The Gershwin Tunnel at OHare Airport between concourses B and C in Terminal 1, operated by United Airlines. ... Peotone is a village in Will County, Illinois, United States. ...


His amendment guaranteeing local control and an honest procurement process in the awarding of airport contracts was passed in 2005 [5].


In 1995, Weller received an Environmental Protector Award from the Chicago Audubon Society for his political service.[6]


Weller is a proponent of improving transportation in his district, especially the Will County area. This includes his support for the Illiana Expressway [7] The Illiana Expressway is a proposed Interstate-standard highway between northern portions of the U.S. states of Illinois and Indiana. ...


He is strong supporter of "replacing imported oil with homegrown biofuels." Weller advocates a tax cut for purchasers of hybrid/flexible fuel vehicles [8]


He also proposes raising the amount of biofuels used in the country to 25 billion gallons by 2025, and advocates that 25 percent of the nation's energy come from renewable sources by that year [9]


Weller voted again to raise the minimum wage in this Congress. [10].


He also is sponsoring a bill to expand concurrent receipt for wounded military veterans [11]


Marriage to Zury Ríos Montt

In July 2004, Weller announced that he was engaged to three-term Guatemalan Congresswoman Zury Ríos Montt, daughter of former strongman Efraín Ríos Montt.[12] On November 20, 2004, the two married at her father's home in Antigua Guatemala, his second marriage and her fourth. (Zury Ríos has also used the combined parental surname Ríos Sosa, but in Guatemala she is nowadays best known by her father's name, Ríos Montt; her personal website uses the hybrid married form "Ríos-Montt de Weller". [9]) The marriage is believed to be the only inter-parliamentary union in the world. The Congress of the Republic (Spanish: Congreso de la República) is the unicameral legislature of the Republic of Guatemala. ... Zury Ríos Montt (b. ... A strongperson is a political leader who rules by force and runs an authoritarian regime. ... José Efraín Ríos Montt (born June 16, 1926) is a former dictator of Guatemala, army general, and former president of Congress. ... November 20 is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Antigua Guatemala (commonly referred to as just Antigua or La Antigua) is a city in the central mountains of Guatemala famous for its well-preserved Spanish New World Baroque architecture as well as a number of spectacular ruined churches. ... In most Spanish and Portuguese,-speaking regions of the world, people have at least two surnames. ...


In 2004, Weller's Democratic opponent, Tari Renner, asked that Weller make a public statement denouncing General Ríos Montt's past actions, and those of his wife. Renner also asked that Weller step down from his seat on the House International Relations Committee because of his pending marriage to a foreign legislator. The Committee oversee all of the Americas, including Guatemala.[13]


In August 2006, a daughter, Marizú Catherine, was born in a hospital in Guatemala City. [14] [10] Guatemala City (in full, La Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción; locally known as Guatemala or Guate) is the capital and largest city of the nation of Guatemala. ...


Weller promised prior to his marriage to Ríos Montt that he would not vote on any legislation involving solely the U.S. and Guatemala. Yet, his advocacy and vote for CAFTA caused controversy, despite it being a multi-nation agreement. [15] Weller has long supported free-trade agreements. As a FRG party leader, his wife is also a supporter of CAFTA. The Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) is a free trade agreement between the United States and the Central American countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and Canada, and Mexico. ... The Guatemalan Republican Front (Spanish:Frente Republicano Guatemalteco (FRG)) is a political party in Guatemala. ...


Properties in Nicaragua

On October 25, 2006, the Chicago Reader reported that Weller had disclosed three parcels of land he owned in Nicaragua on his financial disclosure forms: one purchased in 2002, one purchased in April 2004, and one purchased in December 2005. The newspaper also reported that it had obtained notarized bills of sale for three more lots owned by Weller that had never been listed on his forms: a lot sold in February 2005, a lot purchased in March 2005, and lot purchased in April 2005. The failure to properly disclosure property ownership is a violation of the Ethics in Government Act and the False Statements Accountability Act of 1996.


Weller's lawyer said that he couldn’t comment because of the attorney-client privilege.[16] Weller's campaign manager said Weller "does not own three more parcels in Nicaragua. He does not own six parcels in Nicaragua. He has filed his disclosure for everything that he owns."[17]


Contributors

According to Federal Election Commission records, Jerry Weller has received numerous contributions from PAC’s and individuals. The contributors include several energy companies, financial services companies, labor unions, and medical associations, amongst others. The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an independent regulatory agency created in 1975 by Congress to administer and enforce campaign finance legislation in the United States. ... In the United States, a political action committee, or PAC, is the name commonly given to a private group organized to elect or defeat government officials in order to promote legislation, often supporting the groups special interests. ...


Two dividuals linked to Duke Cunningham, a former congressman who pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to commit bribery, mail fraud, wire fraud, and tax evasion, contributed to Weller: Mitchell Wade, the former president of defense intelligence firm MZM Inc, who pleaded guilty to several charges in February 2006, and Brent Wilkes, an unindicted co-conspirator. Wade, Wilkes, their family members and their companies’ PACs donated $20,000 to Weller. Chris Kennedy, a spokesman for Weller, said in November 2005 that the donations probably originated from Weller’s support of the research-and-development tax credit, and that the issue of giving back the money had not been discussed.[18] [19] Randy Duke Cunningham speaking January 2005 Randall Harold Duke Cunningham (born December 8, 1941), usually known as Randy or Duke, is a Vietnam veteran, convicted felon and a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Californias 50th Congressional District from 1991 to 2005. ... Mitchell J. Mitch Wade (c. ... Brent R. Wilkes (born May 1954) is a defense contractor, who became well known for his involvement with the Duke Cunningham defense contracting scandal. ...


Weller accepted a contribution directly from Jack Abramoff, a former lobbyist who has been convicted on multiple charges pertaining to public corruption. Weller also received donations from clients represented by Abramoff, mainly Indian tribes.[20][21] Upon Abramoff's indictment, Weller donated the amount of his contribution to charity.[22] Jack Abramoff (born February 28, 1958) is an American political lobbyist, a Republican political activist and businessman who is a central figure in a series of high-profile political scandals. ...


Weller accepted a donation from Americans for a Republican Majority, also called ARMPAC, which was formed by Tom DeLay.[23] Americans for a Republican Majority also ARMPAC, a Political Action Committee formed by former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. ... Thomas Dale DeLay (born April 8, 1947) is a former member of the United States House of Representatives from Sugar Land, Texas. ...


Weller has accepted donations from tobacco companies, including: Altria Group (formerly known as Philip Morris), R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Brown & Williamson, and the Tobacco Institute.[19] Weller has also received donations from the gambling industry, including: the American Gaming Association, Harrah's Entertainment, MGM Mirage, Station Casinos, Mandalay Resort Group, and Duchossois Industries (former owner of Arlington Park).[19] Altria Group, Inc. ... The RJR Headquarters building (back left) in Winston Salem, NC was built prior to the Empire State Building, which was designed by the same architect. ... Brown & Williamson is an American tobacco company, which produces cigarette brands. ... The term gambling has had many different meanings depending on the cultural and historical context in which it is used. ... The American Gaming Association (AGA) is a United States gaming industry association. ... The company known as Harrahs Entertainment was founded on October 30, 1937 as a small bingo parlor in Reno, Nevada operated by William F. Harrah. ... MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM) is a Las Vegas, Nevada-based business engaged in the development, ownership and operation of hotels and casinos throughout the world. ... Station Casinos Inc. ... Mandalay Resort Group is a hotel-casino operator based in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... Arlington Park is a horse racetrack in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights, Illinois. ...


Weller collected financial support from various corporations, such as Wal-Mart, which opened a 3.4 million square foot distribution facility in the Elwood, Illinois intermodal hub at the former Joliet arsenal[24] and News Corporation, the parent company of Fox News Channel. Weller has accepted funds from the Eagle Forum, an organization opposed to the Equal Rights Amendment. Weller has received donations from the National Rifle Association, Airline Pilots Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association as well as some labor unions such as the Directors Guild of America, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, National Air Traffic Controllers Association, United Transportation Union and the Transport Workers Union of America. He also received contributions from several agricultural interests, including the Dairy Farmers of America, ConAgra Foods and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.[19] Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... Elwood is a village in Will County, Illinois, United States. ... News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: NWS, LSE: NCRA) is one of the worlds largest media conglomerates. ... The Fox News Channel (FNC), sometimes called Fox News or even just Fox, is a United States-based cable and satellite news channel. ... Eagle Forum is an American conservative organisation founded in 1972 and led by Phyllis Schlafly. ... The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution that was intended to guarantee equal rights under the law for Americans regardless of sex. ... This article concerns the National Rifle Association of the USA. For the UK organisation, see National Rifle Association of the United Kingdom The National Rifle Association, or NRA, is a non-profit group for the promotion of marksmanship, firearm safety, and the protection of hunting and personal protection firearm rights... The Air Line Pilots Association, International, is the collective bargaining representative for over 64,000 pilots of 41 U.S. and Canadian airlines. ... The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is a not-for-profit organization whose membership consists mainly of general aviation pilots in the United States. ... A union (labor union in American English; trade union, sometimes trades union, in British English; either labour union or trade union in Canadian English) is a legal entity consisting of employees or workers having a common interest, such as all the assembly workers for one employer, or all the workers... DGA Headquarters in Hollywood, California Directors Guild of America (DGA) is the labor union which represents the interests of film and television directors in the United States motion picture industry. ... The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers is an AFL-CIO/CLC trade union representing over 730,000 workers in more than 200 industries. ... The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) is a labor union in the United States. ... The United Transportation Union (UTU) is a labour organization in the United States and Canada representing rail, bus, air travel, and transit system workers and retirees. ... Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) is a United States labor union that was founded in 1934 by subway workers in New York City, then expanded to represent transit employees in other cities, primarily in the eastern U.S. This article discusses the parent union and its largest local, Local... Dairy Famers of America logo Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) is an agricultural marketing cooperative owned by about 21,946 members (dairy farmers) representing over 12,000 farms in the United States representing one-third of the US milk supply. ... ConAgra Foods, Inc. ... President George W. Bush at the CME (March 6, 2001). ...


Energy companies

Weller has accepted over $176 thousand dollars from major oil and gas companies, representing approximately 2.16% of total campaign contributions.[25] Jerry Weller received donations from Exelon Corporation, the parent company of Commonwealth Edison, an electric utility serving Weller’s district as well as the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association a group representing electrical cooperatives in his district. Exelon owns three nuclear power plants in Weller's district and is being sued by Will County residents and the State's Attorney due to leaks of radioactive tritium at the Braidwood Nuclear Generating Station and the Dresden Nuclear Power Plant.[26] The radioactive leaks have contaminated well water above the Environmental Protection Agency's federal drinking water standard. Weller sent a letter to Exelon Corp expressing his concern and recommended that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission investigate the power plants in question.[27] Weller received multiple donations from Arthur Andersen and Enron Corporation, including after the scandal became public knowledge. Weller accepted a donation less than a month prior to Enron’s bankruptcy filing.[19] Weller also accepted donations from El Paso Corp., owner of ANR Pipeline company, which opened a new natural gas market center in Joliet, Illinois. The new center connects several new pipelines adding larger supply capabilities and creating additional competition in the midwest, where only the Nicor Chicago hub had previously existed.[28] Exelon Corporation is a giant electricity generating and distributing company headquartered in Chicago. ... Commonwealth Edison (usually called Com Ed by Chicagoans) is an electric company in Illinois owned by Exelon Corporation. ... An electric utility is a company (often a public utility) that engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity for sale generally in a regulated market. ... // The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) is the national service organization dedicated to representing the national interests of cooperative electric utilities and the consumers they serve. ... A utility cooperative is a type of cooperative that is tasked with the delivery of a public utility such as electricity, water or telecommunications to its members. ... A nuclear power station. ... Will County is a county located in the northern part of the state of Illinois. ... The State Attorney (also called States Attorney or District Attorney or D.A.) is an appointed or elected official who is often the chief law enforcement officer of his or her respective county circuit or district. ... Tritium (symbol T or 3H) is a radioactive isotope of hydrogen. ... The Braidwood nuclear power plant is located in Will County in northeastern Illinois. ... Dresden, Illinois is the USA’s first Nuclear Power Plant ever built. ... NRC headquarters in Rockville, MD. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (or NRC) is a United States government agency that was established by the Energy Reorganization Act in 1974, and was first opened January 19, 1975. ... This article or section seems not to be written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia entry. ... Enron Corporation was an energy company based in Houston, Texas. ... El Paso Corporation, headquartered in Houston, Texas, provides natural gas and related energy products and is one of North Americas largest independent natural gas producers. ... ANR Pipeline delivers gas from Texas, the Oklahoma panhandle region, and Louisiana to the Midwest and Great Lakes region. ... Incorporated City in 1834. ... Nicor, Inc. ...


In 2002, a Federal Election Commission audit found a fund used by Weller for his re-election in 2000 received almost $110,000 that appeared to have violated federal campaign rules on the size and source of donations. Weller's fund returned all of the questioned contributions but did not admit violating any laws. [2]


References

  1. ^ Project Vote Smart. Weller extended biography. Accessed October 23, 2006.
  2. ^ a b c Associated Press. Jerry Weller Biography. Accessed October 23, 2006.
  3. ^ Joliet Arsenal Development Authority
  4. ^ [1]. ( (2006-12-19). Weller statements at third airport meeting. Press release. Retrieved on 2007-1-26.)
  5. ^ [2]( (2005-12-22). Weller airport amendment puts Will County in driver's seat. Press release. Retrieved on 2007-1-26.)
  6. ^ Chicago Audubon Society. Previous CAS Award Recipients (1977-2003). Accessed October 23, 2006.
  7. ^ [3] (Ziemba, Stan. "Highway Plan Gets a Boost", Chicago Tribune on Topix.net, 2006-12-14. Retrieved on 2007-1-26. )
  8. ^ [4]. (2006-9-5). Weller press release. Press release. Retrieved on 2007-1-26.
  9. ^ [5].( (2007-1-4). Weller outlines agenda for seventh term. Press release.)
  10. ^ (Simon, Richard. "Minimum pay bill advances", Chicago Tribune Online, 2007-1-11. Retrieved on 2007-1-26.  [6])
  11. ^ [7].Maze, Rick. "Bill would expand concurrent receipt", Marine Corps Times Online, 2007-1-13. Retrieved on 2007-1-26. 
  12. ^ Frank Smyth, "Illinois Republican Jerry Weller is one of the most powerful men in Congress when it comes to Latin America. His wife is the most powerful woman in Guatemala’s controversial FRG party.", Chicago Reader, August 25, 2006
  13. ^ "Congressman Weller's engagement questioned by candidate, Chicago ABC 7, July 15, 2004]
  14. ^ "El orgulloso abuelo de Marizú Catherine Weller", el Periodico, August 18, 2006
  15. ^ "Weller marriage still raising ethics questions: Congressman has acted on trade issues, legislation impacting Guatemala", Morris Daily Herald, January 30, 2006
  16. ^ Frank Smyth, "Is Jerry Weller's beach an ethics breach?", Chicago Reader, October 25, 2006
  17. ^ Jo Ann Hustis, "Pavich accuses, Weller camp denies three Nicaraguan land parcels: Claims based on newspaper report Congressman owns undisclosed property", Morris Daily Herald, November 1, 2006
  18. ^ Josephine Hearn, "Co-conspirators’ largesse extended to many", The Hill, November 30, 2005
  19. ^ a b c d e Federal Election Commission. Committees Who Gave To This Candidate WELLER, GERALD C JERRY
  20. ^ Federal Election Commission. Individuals Who Gave To: WELLER, GERALD C JERRY - Whose Last Name Begins With The Letter 'A'
  21. ^ Capital Eye blog. Abramoff recipients.
  22. ^ Associated Press. Bush, lawmakers returning Abramoff donations. January 5, 2006.
  23. ^ Center for Responsive Politics. Weller 1993-1994 (PDF)
  24. ^ Weller press release. Weller Welcomes Wal-Mart Mega-Facility to Joliet Arsenal. August 30, 2005.
  25. ^ Center for Responsive Politics. Jerry Weller: Career Profile (Since 1989)
  26. ^ ENS Newswire. March 2006.
  27. ^ Weller press release.
  28. ^ DOE EIA. 2003 Market Hub Update.

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Preceded by
George E. Sangmeister
U.S. Representative of Illinois's 11th Congressional District
1994 – present
Incumbent

 
 

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