In a courtroom surrounded by family and supporters, Chuck Weaver of Peoria took the Oath of Office as 37th District State Senator on Oct. 8, becoming the newest member of the General Assembly.
“I am honored and humbled to be entrusted with the responsibility of representing 220,000-plus central Illinoisans at the State Capitol,” Weaver said. “I am ready to get to work, and while I have a lot of learning to do, I’m up for the challenge.”
He was joined by his wife, Laurie; daughter, Annie Bell and her husband, Mark; son, Travis; and grandson, Will Bell.
Peoria County Chief Judge Stephen Kouri administered the Oath of Office to the new Senator. Weaver was chosen by the 37th District legislative selection committee to replace former State Sen. Darin LaHood (R-Dunlap), who was recently elected to serve as United States Representative for Illinois’ 18th congressional district.
Sen. Weaver has been an active businessman and philanthropist in the greater-Peoria area for decades. Elected as an “at-large” city councilman in 2011, Weaver grew up on his family's central Illinois farm. He is a graduate of Dunlap High School, Bradley University and DePaul School of Law.