Jeff Fritzen


Lifelong resident, educated in Unit 5 schools through junior high, then attended University High School. Graduated from Illinois State University with a B.S. in Communications in 1974. Married to Judy (Rader) in 1978. Three adult children.


  • First elected in 1983, served four terms
  • Reelected in 2003
  • Current Term 2015 - 2019


Executive Vice-President of BOPI, a commercial printing firm with offices in Bloomington and Quincy and a production facility in Bloomington. Specializing in marketing and promotional print collateral, digital variable data printing and mailing services. 

Boards, Committees, Volunteerism


  • Bloomington Normal Economic Development Council Board of Directors
  • Alumni Advisory Advisory Council for ISU's School of Communication
  • ISU Alumni Association
  • Redbird Club Chairman

Interests and Hobbies

  • Elder at East White Oak Bible Church
  • Christian sports ministry in Medelin, Colombia 
  • Bench official for ISU's men's basketball and football
  • Public address announcer for the Illinois High School Association state football and girls basketball finals
  • Spokeperson of Bloomington-Normal Community Campus Committee (BNCCC), a local coalition addressing alcohol and drug use issues