John M. Shimkus is a Representative from Illinois. He was born in Collinsville Illinois on February 21, 1958
He received his B.S. from West Point Military Academy in 1980, before receiving his teaching certificate from Christ College in 1990.
He received his M.B.A. from Southern Illinois University in 1997.
He served in the United States Army from 1980-1986, and the United States Army Reserve from 1986-2008.
He was the Collinsville Township trustee from 1989-1993, and the Madison County treasurer from 1990-1996.
He was elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fifth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1997-present).