Shane Cultra

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Shane Cultra
Member of the Illinois Senate
from the 53rd district
In office
January 10, 2011 – January 9, 2013
Preceded by Dan Rutherford
Succeeded by Jason Barickman
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 105th district
In office
January 11, 2003 – January 10, 2011
Preceded by William B. Black
Succeeded by Jason Barickman
Personal details
Born Onarga, Illinois
Political party Republican
Profession Family Businessman

Shane Cultra is a former Republican member of the Illinois Senate. After serving in the Illinois House of Representatives beginning in 2003, Cultra was selected by local party leaders in late 2010 to replace Dan Rutherford, who had been elected Illinois Treasurer.[1] Cultra had previously served on the Iroquois County Board from 1989 to 2003.


Cultra has 4 children Lindsey Cultra, Brooke Cultra, Blaine Cultra, and Sayre Cultra [2]


Cultra received his BS in Landscape and Nursery Management from Michigan State University.[2]

Professional experience[edit]

  • Cultra was a girls basketball coach at Saint John's Lutheran School[2]
  • He was also the former president of Onarga Nursery[2]


  1. ^ McDonald, Karen (November 22, 2010). "GOP chooses Rutherford replacement". Peoria Journal Star. Retrieved December 1, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Senator Shane Cultra Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 

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