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Common Sense Leadership We Can Trust

Thank you for taking the time to visit this website to learn a little bit about me!  As of January 11, 2017, I have been the state senator for the 58th Senate District in Illinois. 

I promise to work hard, vote our values, and tell you the truth.  Illinois faces severe challenges.  I am humbled that the voters of the 58th Senate District have trusted me to represent them in Springfield. 

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Semper Fidelis,



Keeping promises: Paul's Priorities for the 58th district




 The private sector, not the government, is responsible for creating jobs--but   the State of Illinois still has role to play.  First, Springfield needs to enact policies that lower the costs and regulatory burdens that job creators face when  they want to come to (or stay in) Illinois.  Workers compensation   insurance costs must be lowered through legal reforms that will reduce   insurance rates.  Permitting and applications must be available online and   processed in a timely manner.  Job creators must also have confidence that   the entrenched political class that has failed Illinois will turnover--this is why I   support term limits.  Second, Springfield must provide infrastructure support to   the engines of economic growth that already exist in the 58th Senate District.   The largest employer in the 58th Senate District is Southern Illinois University   at Carbondale.  As a Saluki (JD, 2000), I am committed to a thriving SIUC.  I   support other infrastructure improvements to the region, including the   Southwest Illinois Connector (a four-lane highway between Carbondale and the Metro East), the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta, Pyramid State Park in Perry County, and the Kaskaskia Port District. 






I received an AQ rating from the NRA, the highest rating one can receive. I have been a consistent NO vote on gun control bills for the state of Illinois. Our second amendment rights are a staple in the culture of Southern Illinois. I will continue to fight for the best interests of the people of Southern Illinois and your second amendment rights. 









Progressives have declared war on the coal industry and, given the huge portion of our region’s economy that the coal industry composes, I have and will continue to fight for this industry that is vital to Southern Illinois. 









I have continued to fight for smaller, less restrictive government, lower taxes, and a government that protects our freedoms. 






  • Upcoming events

    2019 Springfield Fundraiser

    When: Monday, March 11, 2019 at 05:30 PM
    Where: Illinois REALTORS in Springfield, IL

    You are cordially invited to a Springfield Reception honoring Senators Dale Fowler and Paul Schimpf. Pay online or checks may be mailed to Fowler for Senate, c/o RSSCC, PO Box 3422, Springfield, IL 62708 -or- Citizens for Schimpf, c/o RSSCC, PO Box 3422, Springfield, IL 62708.

    2019 Cardinal's Game

    When: Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 01:15 PM
    Where: Busch Stadium in St. Louis , MO

    Come watch the Cardinals with me, Lori, and the boys! We have a box for the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday afternoon, May 11th.