Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


Shimkus Remembers Former Shelbyville Veterans Advocate

Sep 25, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record to pay tribute to longtime Shelbyville resident Jack Schurman, who died September 13 at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Collins, MS. Schurman spent almost a decade as the chairman of the congressman’s Veterans Advisory Committee before declining health led to his move to Mississippi.

"He would direct a number of veterans to my office for casework assistance, several of whom he had to use his well-known persistence to convince they could trust a government representative,” Shimkus noted.

"Even after leaving the state, he continued advocating for his fellow veterans in Illinois, staying in contact with my office from long distance."

The full entry in the Congressional Record can be found HERE