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Sheila Simon
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46th Lieutenant Governor of Illinois
In office
January 10, 2011 – January 12, 2015
Governor Pat Quinn
Preceded by Pat Quinn
Succeeded by Evelyn Sanguinetti
Personal details
Born (1961-03-13) March 13, 1961 (age 62)
Springfield, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Perry Knop
(m. 1987)
Children 2
Education Wittenberg University (BA)
Georgetown University (JD)

Sheila J. Simon (born March 13, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 46th Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, from 2011 to 2015. In 2014, she was the Democratic nominee for Illinois State Comptroller, losing to Republican incumbent Judy Baar Topinka. Simon is the daughter of former U.S. Senator Paul Simon, who had previously served as Lieutenant Governor of Illinois (1969–1973), and his first wife, former Illinois State Representative Jeanne Hurley Simon.

On September 7, 2015, Simon announced her candidacy for the Illinois Senate seat being vacated by the retiring David Luechtefeld. Simon was defeated by her Republican opponent Paul Schimpf. She currently serves as a professor of law at the Southern Illinois University School of Law.

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