Dave Syverson

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Dave Syverson
Dave Syverson.jpg
Member of the Illinois Senate
from the 35th district
Assumed office
Preceded byChristine J. Johnson
Member of the Illinois Senate
from the 34th district
In office
Preceded byJoyce Holmberg
Succeeded bySteve Stadelman
Personal details
Born (1957-06-29) June 29, 1957 (age 61)
Chicago, Illinois
Political partyRepublican
Professioninsurance agency owner

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 as the Deputy Republican leader and on the following Senate committees: Committee of the Whole; Gaming (Republican Spokesperson); Human Services (Ranking member and Republican Spokesperson); Public Health; Executive; Telecommunications & InfoTechnology; Insurance; Subcommittee on Election Law; Oversight Medicaid Mang. Care (Minority Spokesperson); Subcommittee on Long Term Care; Sub. on Consequences of Fed.Policy; Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform.[2]

During his time in the Senate he has sponsored and passed over 100 of pieces of legislation aimed at improving the jobs climate in his state, reducing the size of Government, & local Government Tax Caps. In addition, he worked on many sweeping health care reforms including the legislation he sponsored, along with then State Senator Barack Obama, creating Illinois Kid Care health plan.

Personal life[edit]

In addition to his Senate Role, Dave is a partner with Williams-Manny, Inc.,and serves on the Board of MercyHealth . He lives in Rockford and has 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. Under a Charity Fund created by the Senator, and funded by giving up portions of his salary, he has been able to raise money to build neighborhood playgrounds for schools around his Senate district. [3]


  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, [1], Committee Assignments
  3. ^ http://www.senatordavesyverson.com/About/Biography

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