Rep. Wheeler appointed to key state oversight panel

NORTH AURORA – State Representative Keith Wheeler (R-Oswego) has been appointed to the state’s legislative oversight committee of rules used to implement new and existing laws across all state agencies; the bipartisan, 12-member Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR). Comprised of an equal number of Democrats and Republicans from both the Illinois House and Senate; JCAR conducts several integrated review programs including for proposed, emergency and peremptory rulemaking, a review of new laws and a complaint review program. 

Representative Wheeler, a freshman legislator serving portions of Kane and Kendall Counties, was appointed to JCAR by House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), who praised Wheeler’s skills in naming him to the panel.

“Representative Wheeler’s sound judgment, keen analytical skills and team-building approach make him ideally suited to serve in this critically important role,” Leader Durkin said. “I appreciate Keith’s willingness to take on this additional responsibility and bring his professionalism and insight to JCAR.”

“I am honored to accept this appointment and look forward to working collaboratively to ensure that state laws are implemented fairly, accurately, and according to the legislative intent with which they were passed,” Representative Wheeler said. “It is truly a privilege to have this opportunity as a freshman legislator, one that enables me to make a greater difference for Fox Valley families and taxpayers.”

Representative Wheeler serves the 50th District, which includes portions of Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, Campton Hills, Elburn, Montgomery, Oswego, Plano, St. Charles, Sugar Grove and Yorkville.

For questions or more information, please contact Representative Wheeler’s North Aurora district office at (630) 345-3464. To learn more about JCAR, please visit www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/.
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