Paul Schimpf was born in 1971, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, United States. He is an American Lawyer and from 2017 to 2021, he was a former Republican Member of the Illinois Senate from the 58th district. Preceded by David Luechtefeld and Succeeded by Terri Bryant. Rather than his activities before his tenure as a State Senator, he has served in the United States Marine Corps and participated in the trial of Saddam Hussein, and was the republican prospect for Illinois attorney general.
Early life and Education of Paul Schimpf
Paul Schimpf is the son of two school teachers. He was born in Scott Air Force base and raised in Waterloo Illinois. He was a valedictorian in a high school for senior classes and He was the National Merit Scholar. He had done his Bachelor’s in Science (Mechanical Engineering) From the United States Naval Academy and Juris Doctor from the Southern Illinois University School of Law. From Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center.
Paul Schimpf’s Career
Schimpf has served in the United States Marine Corps, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel. In 1993 He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and then he retired in May 2013. In 2005, He was sent to Iraq to serve as chief American advisor to prosecutors in the Trial of Saddam Hussein. He served as a member of the legislative staff of United States Representative John Kline of Minnesota.
2014 Illinois Attorney General Campaign
In 2014, He was the Republican prospect for Illinois Attorney General.
In 2016, he ran successfully for the 58th district seat in Illinois, by beating the former Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon in the general election. He was confirmed on January 11, 2017. He also said that he would not run for reelection to the Illinois Senate in 2020. He was succeeded by Terri Bryant, who is a Fellow Republican and a member of the Illinois House of Representatives. Whereas on 15 February 2021, he declared his candidacy for Illinois Governor in the Election which will be in 2022.
Paul Schimpf Voting records
The voting records are getting better as the years are passing. In the year 2014, when Illinois Attorney General Election. Out of 3.6 million votes, he had 1,3 million votes and Lisa Madigan had 2.1 million votes, and Ben koyl had the rest of the votes. Whereas in 2016 his vote percentage improved when Illinois State Senate District Republican Primary was held, in that out of 30k votes he had 67.08% votes and Sharee Langenstein had 32.92% votes. Again in 2016, in the Illinois 58th State Senate District General Election, out of 98k votes, Paul Schimpf had 60.56% votes and Sheila Simon had 39.44% votes.
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Paul Schimpf Running mate
Paul Schimpf declared that Carolynn Scholfield was his Lieutenant Governor and running mate as well. Schimpf said “Carolyn is the ideal choice to run on my ticket because she cares about all the important issues facing Illinoisians. Her priorities align with mine, and we will continue to push our Parents, Bill of Rights, to give back to parents the autonomy and respect that they never should have lost in the first place.” Carolyn had an experience of over 20 years of serving the people of Illinois. She is also a member of the McHenry County Board and served on the Chicago metropolitan agency for planning.”
Carolyn said that “I am honored and excited to be running with Paul as his Lieutenant Governor candidate.”
Paul Schimpf’s Net Worth and Family
Paul Schimpf has a net worth of $5 million which has been earned by his occupation as a political activist. It is an estimated amount. Schimpf is a married person. His wife’s name is Lori. He also has two sons.
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