BioTim Schmitz is a fourth generation resident of Kane County and lifelong resident of Batavia. Tim has served on the Batavia Plan Commission, as an Alderman and was a Policy Analyst for the Illinois House of Representatives.
Tim received his degree in Public Administration and Political Science from Augustana College where he met his wife, Julianne. Tim and Julianne reside in Batavia with their children, Alex and Ryan. Tim remains a paid-on-call firefighter and emergency medical technician, a position he has held since 1984. Tim is a recipient of the Red Cross’ Hometown Heroes Award and in 2005 received the Fireman of the Year award.
Elected to the House of Representatives in 1999, Tim was one of the youngest elected members. Tim is an alumnus of the Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development (BILLD) and a Toll Fellow of the Council of State Governments. Tim served as Assistant Republican Leader from 2002-2009. In 2009 Tim was appointed Deputy Republican Leader.
2007 Friends of Fairness Award from the Illinois Civil Justice League
2005 Batavia Fire Dept. Firefighter of the Year
2004 "Outstanding Legislator" - Illinois Bankers Assn.
2004 Red Cross Hometown Hero's Award
2003 " Recognition Award" - Illinois Fire Safety Alliance
2002 "Legislative Award" - Associated Firefighters of Illinois
2002 Champion of Free Enterprise - Illinois Chamber of Commerce
Augustana College's "Farthest under 40"
"Friend of Agriculture" - Illinois Agricultural Associaiton