State Representative Grant Wehrli has been selected to serve as a leading voice in the House Republican Caucus. Wehrli (R-Naperville) today was appointed Assistant House Republican Leader by House Republican Leader Jim Durkin.
“Grant has never hesitated to fight loudly and strongly for what he believes in and what is best for his constituents, even when that means taking on the majority party head on,” said Leader Durkin. “I congratulate him and am proud to have him serve as Assistant Minority Leader in the Illinois House of Representatives.”
Since his election to the House, Representative Wehrli has been a strong advocate for taxpayers and has worked to make elected officials more accountable to the families they serve. In the current 100th General Assembly, Representative Wehrli worked with colleagues in the House and Senate to adopt a state budget that curbs spending and funds priorities with no new taxes. He also led the fight against Democrat income tax increase proposals and filed several bills to help reduce families’ property tax burden. Representative Wehrli has passed a new law to stop costly public pension “double dipping”, and this spring filed measures to increase fines on elected officials who fail to file complete statements of economic interest or fail to comply with mandatory ethics and sexual harassment training.
“I’m honored by Leader Durkin’s confidence in my leadership abilities, but I am most pleased about the opportunity this provides to help advance issues important to families in my district,” said Representative Wehrli. “We’ve made some progress, but we still have a lot of work to do to improve our jobs climate and to get our state and our communities back on firm financial ground. I will continue to work on the fundamental reforms we need to succeed.”
Representative Grant Wehrli serves the citizens of the 41st District in Naperville and Warrenville in DuPage and Will counties. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014. Prior to becoming State Representative, Wehrli served for 10 years as City Councilman for the City of Naperville where he helped reduce the city’s reliance on property taxes, passed term limits and eliminated pensions for part-time elected officials.
Representative Wehrli is a lifelong resident of Naperville where he currently resides with his wife, Sharon, and their two sons, Jacob and Luke.