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Bill Post
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Oregon House of Representatives, District 25
Incumbent
In office
January 12, 2015 - present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$22,596/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSouthern Oregon State College in Ashland
Personal
ProfessionTalk show radio host
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Bill Post is a Republican member of the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 25. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Biography

Post earned his B.S. in History from Southern Oregon State College in Ashland. His professional experience includes working as a deejay at a radio station throughout Oregon and Hawaii for 30 years and as the radio host for the conservative talk radio show, The Bill Post Radio Show, since 2009.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Post served on the following committees:

Oregon Committee Assignments, 2015
Judiciary
Rural Communities, Land Use and Water, Vice-Chair

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Post's campaign website highlighted the following themes:[1]

  • Excerpt: "I am a strong believer in the Second Amendment as a member of Oregon Firearm Federation and an avid hunter and shooter. I began hunting big game at the age of 12 and have hunted most of my life, only missing the seasons when my son played football in the Fall!"
  • Excerpt: "I believe that life begins at conception and that EVERY life is precious and a gift from God Almighty no matter the circumstance therefore I am against abortion for ANY reason. That is why I am a big supporter of Oregon Right To Life."
  • Excerpt: "I am a firm believer in limited government. Our government should be asking what WE want, not telling us what we need!"
  • Excerpt: "I believe in lower taxes."
  • Excerpt: "I believe that our Founding Fathers were led by Almighty God in crafting two wonderful, historic documents: The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution and that we are ONE nation UNDER God and need to return to our spiritual heritage that has been targeted by those who deny it's existence. That belief is the most important belief I have, and it drives my every thought process."

Elections

2014

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oregon House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Bill Post defeated Barbara Jensen in the Republican primary. He also ran on the Libertarian party ticket. Josh Smith ran as a Pacific Green Party candidate. Post defeated Chuck Lee (I, WFP) and Smith in the general election.[2][3]

Oregon House of Representatives District 25 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Post 54.8% 12,555
     Independent Chuck Lee 41.8% 9,574
     Green Josh Smith 3.1% 715
     None Miscellaneous 0.2% 50
Total Votes 22,894
Oregon House of Representatives, District 25 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Post 77.8% 4,608
Barbara Jensen 22.2% 1,313
Total Votes 5,921

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Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Post's endorsements included the following:[4][5]

  • Oregon Firearms Federation
  • State Representative Kim Thatcher of Keizer HD 25
  • Oregon Right To Life PAC
  • Taxpayer's Association of Oregon PAC
  • Oregon Family Council PAC
  • State Representative Sal Esquivel of Medford HD 6
  • State Representative Jason Conger of Bend HD 54
  • State Representative Kevin Cameron of Salem HD 19
  • State Representative Jim Thompson of Dallas HD 23
  • State Representative Jeff Kropf (Ret.) HD 17

Personal

Post and his wife, Colleen, have one son.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kim Thatcher (R)
Oregon House of Representatives - District 25
2015-present
Succeeded by
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