September 20, 2016

Meet Keith Wheeler

Keith Wheeler

Keith Wheeler

My name is Keith Wheeler and I’m running for office to represent my neighbors in the Illinois’ 50th Representative District. I am a sixth-generation resident of Kendall County and I live in Oswego with my wife, Lisa, my two stepsons, Matthew and Chad and my daughter, Ava. I grew up in Oswego, graduated from Oswego High School and am a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

For the last 25 years, I have been a successful small business owner with offices in Oswego and Chicago. I have served our communities as the chairman of the National Federation of Independent Business Fox Valley Area Action Council for small business as well as the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kendall County Food Pantry from 2008 to 2014.

More recently, I served as Board Chairman for the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce and still serve as the NFIB Illinois Leadership Council Chairman.  I am very proud to have served in both of these positions as we must work hard to improve the jobs and business climate in Illinois.

Local Republicans may be familiar with my terms as chairman of the Kendall County Republican Candidate Support Committee and more recently as the chairman of the Kendall County Republican Central Committee during which I worked hard to get Republicans elected to office and build party unity.

In addition, I served as the treasurer of the Oswego Bears Youth Football and Cheer Pop Warner program.

For the record, I am a pro-constitution, fiscal conservative who believes that the role of government has become too expensive and too intrusive and that our government has given our children too much debt.

Candidate: Keith R. Wheeler
Office Sought: Illinois State Representative for the 50th District
General Election Date: November 8, 2016
Family:
Wife Lisa
Stepsons Matthew and Chad
Daughter Ava
Business Experience:
  • Responsive Network Services LLC (Oswego and Chicago) – Small Business I.T. Service Provider
    • Owner since 1991
  • Oswego Excavating LLC (Oswego) – Excavating Contractor/Family Business
    • Partner since 2007
    • Employee/Contributor since 1983
Business Association Leadership:
  • National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Illinois Leadership Council
    • Member 2005 -2014
    • Chairman since 2013
  • National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Fox Valley Area Action Council
    • Chairman 2006-2014
  • Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
    • Member since 2012
    • Chairman 2013-2014

Civic Organization Leadership:

  • Kendall County Food Pantry Board of Directors
    • Chairman 2008-2014
  • Oswego Bears Youth Football and Cheer Board of Directors
    • Treasurer 2010-2014
    • Football Coach 2010-2012
Civic Organization Participation:
  • Bristol Township Trustee
    • Appointed in 2013
  • District 308 Teaching and Learning Committee
    • Appointed Member 2012-2014
  • Sons of the American Legion
    • Member since 2010
Republican Party Service:
  • Kendall County Republican Central Committee
    • Chairman – 2008-2009
  • Kendall County Republican Candidate Support Committee
    • Chairman – 2006-2008
  • Bristol 5 Elected Precinct Committeeman
    • PC since 2008
Education:
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • B.A. in Economics
  • Oswego High School
    • Diploma