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Michael B. Bell

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Michael Bell
Former candidate for
Illinois House of Representatives, District 96
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sLake Land College, 1971
Bachelor'sEastern Illinois University, 1973
Master'sEastern Illinois University, 1976
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Michael Bell was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 96 of the Illinois House of Representatives.


Bell earned his A.S. in Education from Lake Land College in 1971, his B.S. in Education from Eastern Illinois University in 1973 and his M.S. in Education from Eastern Illinois University in 1976. His professional experience includes working as a teacher for 26 years in public schools and for 8 years for the Illinois Department of Corrections.[1]



See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 18, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Sue Scherer defeated Gina Lathan in the Democratic primary, while Michael B. Bell defeated Landon Laubhan in the Republican primary. Scherer then defeated Bell in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Illinois House of Representatives District 96, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSue Scherer Incumbent 55.2% 15,153
     Republican Michael B. Bell 44.8% 12,294
Total Votes 27,447



In 2014, Bell's endorsements included the following:[6]

  • The Illinois Observer


Bell and his wife, Jean, have two children.

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