Bill Mitchell

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Bill Mitchell
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Illinois House of Representatives District 101
Incumbent
In office
1999-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 15
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sEastern Illinois University, 1982
Personal
BirthdayMarch 29, 1960
Place of birthDecatur, IL
ProfessionFull-time State Legislator
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Bill Mitchell (b. March 29, 1960) is a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 101. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998.

Biography

Mitchell earned his B.A. in Political Science from Eastern Illinois University in 1982.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Mitchell served on the following committees:

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Elementary & Secondary Education
Environment
Health & Healthcare Disparities
Housing
Transportation: Vehicles & Safety

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Mitchell served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Mitchell served on the following committees:

Issues

Policies

Drug testing of candidates

On February 12, 2011, Mitchell introduced HB1402, a bill that would subject all candidates for the Illinois legislature to a "substance abuse test," despite the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1997 that states cannot require candidates for public office to pass a drug test.[1] The bill died in committee in mid-March.

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place March 18, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Bill Mitchell ran unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Mitchell won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 101. Mitchell was unopposed in the March 20 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 101, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Mitchell Incumbent 100% 45,516
Total Votes 45,516

2010

See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

Mitchell won re-election to the 87th District seat against Democrat George H. Wissmiller. He defeated ran unopposed in the Republican primary on February 2nd. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[7]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 87 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Bill Mitchell (R) 30,863 75.88%
Georgia H. Wissmiller (D) 9,808 24.12%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Bill Mitchell won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 87. He ran unopposed receiving 47,535 votes.[8]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 87 (2008)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Bill Mitchell (R) 47,535

2006

On November 7, 2006, Republican Bill Mitchell won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 87. He ran unopposed receiving 33,847 votes.[9]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 87 (2006)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Bill Mitchell (R) 33,847

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Mitchell is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Mitchell raised a total of $1,385,990 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 24, 2013.[10]

Bill Mitchell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State House, District 101 Won $174,743
2010 Illinois State House, District 87 Won $121,390
2008 Illinois State House, District 87 Won $128,417
2006 Illinois State House, District 87 Won $145,640
2004 Illinois State House, District 87 Won $149,391
2002 Illinois State House, District 87 Won $150,541
2000 Illinois State House, District 102 Won $145,034
1998 Illinois State House, District 102 Won $370,834
Grand Total Raised $1,385,990

2012

Mitchell won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Mitchell raised a total of $174,743.

2010

Mitchell won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Mitchell raised a total of $121,390.

2008

Mitchell won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Mitchell raised a total of $128,417.

2006

Mitchell won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Mitchell raised a total of $145,640.

2004

Mitchell won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Mitchell raised a total of $149,391.

2002

Mitchell won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Mitchell raised a total of $150,541.

2000

Mitchell won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Mitchell raised a total of $145,034.

1998

Mitchell won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Mitchell raised a total of $370,834.

Scorecards

Illinois Opportunity Project

See also: Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card

The Illinois Opportunity Project, "an independent research and public policy enterprise that promotes legislative solutions in advance of free markets and free minds," annually releases its Legislative Vote Card, grading all members in both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly on the basis of their support of "pro-growth economic policies that increase personal freedom and reign in expansive government."[11][12]

2012

Mitchell received a score of 62.50 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of C- according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 34th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[12]

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Bill Mitchell endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [13]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Adam M. Brown (R)
Illinois House of Representatives District 101
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Illinois House of Representatives District 87
1999–2013
Succeeded by
Rich Brauer (R)