US Senate Race for Illinois - 2004

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Republican Candidates
Alan Keyes
Jack Ryan
John Borling
Dr. Chirinjeev Kathuria
Andy McKenna
Jim Oberweis
Steven Rauschenberger
Jonathan Wright
Antonio Davis-Fairman
John Cox
Patrick O'Malley
Jim Durkin

Democratic Candidates
Barack Obama
Gery Chico
Blair Hull
Estella Johnson-Hunt
Dan Hynes
Maria Pappas
Nancy Skinner
Joyce Washington
Frank Avila
Matt O'Shea
John Simmons

Color Codes:
Black - Potential Candidate
Green - Active Candidate
Red - Lost
Orange - Candidate has dropped out or is not running

The Oberweis name is familiar to many in Illinois, especially from upstate, who have purchased the family’s dairy products. Jim Oberweis is chairman of the Oberweis Dairy board as well as president of a high-end financial service business that manages its own line of mutual funds. Oberweis is well-educated (University of Illinois and University of Chicago) and confident.

Mr. Oberweis has an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Mr. Oberweis  has five children, ranging in age from 31 to 20. Mr. Oberweis started his financial career in 1970 with a large retail brokerage firm. Today Jim is President of Oberweis Asset Management and the Oberweis Funds and Chairman of the Board of Oberweis Dairy, a family business.

In 1997, along with his son Jim and other partners, he started, Inc., an on-line trading and full service stock brokerage firm.


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