|Mark G. Neerhof|
|Illinois House of Representatives District 58|
|M.D.||Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine|
|Place of birth||Sheboygan, Wisconsin.|
Neerhof earned a degree from Dordt College and his medical degree at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His professional experience includes working as an attending physician at NorthShore University HealthSystem and a Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.
Neerhof's campaign website highlights the following issues:
- Excerpt: "The problem is not that government taxes too little. The problem is that government spends too much. The policies of our lawmakers are hurting Illinois and driving individuals, businesses and jobs out of the state."
- Excerpt: "We must honor the promises that we have made to current retirees. But going forward, we must have genuine pension reform that includes transitioning to a defined contribution program. By doing so, we will take control of the pension funds away from politicians and place it in the hands of individual employees."
- Excerpt: "Illinois’ Medicaid program is unaffordable, poorly managed, and it fails to provide care for those who are truly in need. Medicaid has grown to over 40% of the budget. Illinois “meets” it budget each year by failing to pay its bills, a substantial portion of which are for Medicaid services."
Neerhof's campaign website listed the following issues:
- On Jobs and the Economy
- Excerpt: "Illinois has the potential to be a dominant economic force. We have ample natural resources, large markets, ample money for investment, a large pool of talented workers, and we are geographically positioned as a transportation hub."
- On Health Care
- Excerpt: "I am proud to be part of the greatest health care system in the world. In the United States, the outcome for heart disease and just about every type of cancer is superior to those of any other country."
Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on March 18, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Scott Drury is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Mark Neerhof is unopposed in the Republican primary.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 58 Republican Primary, 2012|
Neerhof has a wife, Betty.
- Official campaign website, "About," accessed March 3, 2014
- Official campaign website, "Issues," accessed March 3, 2014
- Campaign website, Issues
- Illinois Secretary of State, "Unofficial candidate list," accessed December 3, 2013
- Illinois State Board of Elections "Candidate List," December 5, 2011
- Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results"
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