Weaver is new senator in 37th District
Peoria city councilman Chuck Weaver was named Sunday as the new state senator in the 37th District. Weaver will fill the seat vacated by Darin LaHood, who moved into the 18th District Congressional seat when Aaron Schock resigned.
Weaver received the nod from the 37th Senate Selection Committee, made up of the county Republican chairmen of the 10-counties that make up the district. Mercer County Chairman Brian Anseeuw was among those on the committee.
"We had a field of highly qualified candidates who submitted applications for appointment to the 37th Senate District," the selection committee said in a release issued Oct. 4. "Although the task was difficult, we selected who we think will do the best job for the residents of this district."
"With my background as a farm kid, my service on the city council dealing with issues facing our urban environment, and my background as a businessman, I have the skills that will allow me to effectively serve the residents of this district and the entire state of Illinois," Weaver said.
Details of the swearing-in will be announced soon, according to the release.
Ron Deedrick of the Illinois Senate Republican Committee said last week the person chosen will likely make a series of appearances throughout the district in the near future.