|Illinois State Representative|
April 13, 1977 |
Hanover Park, Illinois, U.S.
Joe Sosnowski (R-Rockford/Belvidere) (born April 13, 1977) is the Illinois State Representative for the 69th District, which covers Boone County, eastern Winnebago County, and northern DeKalb County.
Early life 
Joe Sosnowski was born April 13, 1977 in Hanover Park, IL. He grew up in Carol Stream, IL and graduated from West Chicago High School in 1995. In 1999, Sosnowski graduated from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Political Science.
In addition to his job as State Representative, Sosnowski currently works as the Director of Institutional Advancement at Rockford Christian Schools in Rockford, IL. He presently holds an Illinois Real Estate License, has previously worked in real estate management and leasing and is the former Vice President of Commercial Real Estate for Buckley Real Estate in Rockford, IL. Sosnowski is a regional board member of Children's Home and Aid, and was a 2008 recipient of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce's "40 Under 40" Award, which recognizes young leaders from the Rockford, IL region. Sosnowski married Roxanne Swedlund in 2001 and they have three children.
Political career 
Sosnowski served a four-year term as Seventh Ward Alderman on the DeKalb City Council from 1999 - 2003. In 2005, he was elected to the office of First Ward Alderman on the Rockford City Council, and in 2009, he was re-elected to that same office. While on the Rockford City Council, he served as the Chairman of the Planning and Development Committee and was also a member of the Codes and Regulations Committee. In his 2010 race for the 69th State Representative seat, Sosnowski was endorsed by the Chicago Tribune and the Rockford Register Star. He won the general election held on November 2, 2010 and was sworn into the Illinois House of Representatives on January 12, 2011.
- "3 candidates in 69th District focus on state finances". Rockford Register Star. 2010-01-14.
- "Belvidere, Rockford aldermen duel for 69th House seat". Rockford Register Star. 2010-09-23.
- "Joe Sosnowski". Daily Chronicle.
- "Best and brightest in business honored at Forty Under 40 ceremony". Rockford Register Star. 2008-05-28.
- "Former DeKalb alderman wins state rep. race". Daily Chronicle Star. 2010-11-03.
- "Change the House". Chicago Tribune. 2010-10-01.
- "Our View: Sosnowski our choice in battle for 69th District House seat". Rockford Register Star. 2010-10-07.
- "Joe Sosnowski Sworn in as State Representative". WIFR. 2010-01-13.
- Joe Sosnowski's official website
- Representative Joe Sosnowski's official IL House website
- Illinois General Assembly - Representative Joe Sosnowski (R) 69th District Biography
- Bills Committees
- Project Vote Smart - Representative Joe Sosnowski (IL) profile