Barbara Wheeler

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Barbara Wheeler
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 64th district
Assumed office
January 9, 2013
Preceded by Michael W. Tryon
Personal details
Born Lake County, Illinois
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Joe Wheeler
Children Five
Residence Crystal Lake
Alma mater Loyola University Chicago, National Louis University[1]
Profession Teacher, politician
Religion Roman Catholic[2]

Barbara Wheeler is a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 64th district. The district contains parts of Lake County and McHenry County. Wheeler was first elected in 2012 and was inaugurated to the House on January 9, 2013.

Early life[edit]

Wheeler was a Peace Corps volunteer. She received education degrees from Loyola University Chicago and National Louis University, and worked as a teacher at Wauconda Middle School.[2] She moved to Crystal Lake in 1998.[3]

Political career[edit]

Wheeler served on the McHenry County Board from 2002 to 2012.[4] In 2012 she was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives in the newly redrawn 64th district. She faced no opposition in the primary or general elections.[5]


  1. ^ "Barbara Wheeler". Northwest Herald. Retrieved June 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Representative Barbara Wheeler (R)". Illinois General Assembly. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ "About Rep. Wheeler". Barbara Wheeler 64. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Barbara Wheeler: Candidate Profile". Daily Herald. September 21, 2012. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  5. ^ Craver, Kevin (October 26, 2012). "Many one-horse races in McHenry County". Daily Herald. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 

External links[edit]