Dave Syverson

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Dave Syverson
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Member of the Illinois Senate
from the 35th district
Assumed office
Preceded by Christine J. Johnson
Member of the Illinois Senate
from the 34th district
In office
Preceded by Joyce Holmberg
Succeeded by Steve Stadelman
Personal details
Born (1957-06-29) June 29, 1957 (age 59)
Chicago, Illinois
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Shirley Syverson
Profession insurance agency owner
Religion Christian

Dave Syverson (born June 29, 1957) is a Republican member of the Illinois Senate representing the 35th district since 2013. Previously, he represented the 34th district from 1993-2013.

Early life, education and career[edit]

He was born June 29, 1957, in Chicago, Illinois, and moved to Rockford in his early childhood. He attended Guilford High School and Rock Valley College as a business major.

Illinois Senate[edit]

Syverson was first elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1992. He joined a group of newly elected conservative State Senators called the "Fab Five". As a member of the Fab Five, along with Chris Lauzen, Steve Rauschenberger, Patrick O'Malley, and Peter Fitzgerald.[1]

Syverson serves on the following Senate committees: Appropriations I; Deficit Reduction; Energy; Gaming; Human Services; Insurance; and Public Health.[2]

Personal life[edit]

A broker with Williams-Manny, Inc., he lives in Rockford with his wife, Shirley, and their two children. Syverson is a member of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce, Rockford Area Economic Development Council, Rockford Machine Tool Association, National Federation of Independent Business, the National Association of Financial Planners, The Board of Advisors for Zion Development Corporation and Reformer’s Unanimous International.


  1. ^ Strahler, Steven (May 20, 1995). "Young and Restless;Meet GOP's Fab 5". Crains Chicago Business. Chicago. Retrieved February 21, 2015. 
  2. ^ Illinois General Assembly, Dave Syverson, Committee Assignments

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