|Arthur "AJ" Wilhelmi|
|Member of the Illinois Senate
from the 43rd district
January 2005 – February 2012
|Preceded by||Lawrence Walsh Sr.|
|Succeeded by||Pat McGuire|
May 14, 1968 |
|Alma mater||Chicago–Kent College of Law
A.J. Wilhelmi was born and raised in Joliet, Illinois, by his parents, Mary Beth and Art Wilhelmi. Wilhelmi’s father was a dentist in Joliet and his mother a homemaker. Wilhelmi has three sisters and two brothers, one of whom is Steve Wilhelmi, current County Board member from District 9.
Wilhelmi attended Joliet Catholic High School and has a BA degree from Loyola University of Chicago, with a major in English and minors in Philosophy and Political Science. In 1991 he graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law. After passing the Illinois State Bar Examination, Wilhelmi was sworn in as an attorney in 1993, and joined the McKeown Law Firm. He developed a real estate and business law practice. In 2008, he joined Murer Consultants, Inc., a legal-based healthcare consulting firm. In 2009, the partners opened a law firm, Murer, Brick & Wilhelmi, LLC.
Wilhelmi was active in the local Democratic Party when in college and law school. Between 1998 and 2004, he actively supported his brother Steve in his campaigns. Wilhelmi was Senator Dick Durbin’s campaign coordinator for Will County in 2002. In 2008, Wilhelmi supported Obama’s campaign for President of the United States. He served in the Illinois Senate from 2005 to 2012. He was Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Vice-Chairman of the Agriculture & Conservation Committee, and served on the Transportation, Gaming and Criminal Law Committees.
- A.J. Wilhelmi official website
- Illinois General Assembly - Senator A. J. Wilhelmi (D) 43rd District official IL Senate website
- Follow the Money - Arthur (A J) Wilhelmi
- 2006 campaign contributions
- Illinois State Senate Democrats - Senator Arthur "AJ" Wilhelmi profile
- McKeown, Fitzgerald, Zollner, Buck, Hutchison & Ruttle - A.J. Wilhelmi law firm profile