Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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November 5, 2013

Shimkus announces bid for re-election

EFFINGHAM — U.S. Rep. John Shimkus announced Tuesday he would be seeking a 10th term in Congress.

As part of a districtwide tour, Shimkus spoke briefly to a group of local historians and reporters in the main meeting room at the Effingham County Cultural Center and Museum.

The Republican, who was first elected to Congress in 1996 from the former 20th District, has represented much of central and southern Illinois during his lengthy tenure in Washington. Most notably, the lifelong Collinsville resident has twice won re-election after his previous district was eliminated following both the 2000 and 2010 Censuses. He now represents the 15th Congressional District.

Shimkus told the Effingham group he hasn't lost any enthusiasm for the job despite the weekly commute between his home and Washington, D.C. While many members of Congress with young families move to Washington full time, Shimkus' wife and three sons have always lived in Collinsville during the congressman's long tenure.

"I really love this job," he said. "I love the fact that I get to go to Washington and mix with people from all over the country."

To see more, see Wednesday's print edition.

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