|Illinois House of Representatives District 101|
|January 14, 2015|
|Years in position||14|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Eastern Illinois University, 1982|
|Birthday||March 29, 1960|
|Place of birth||Decatur, IL|
Mitchell served as Mayor Pro Tempore from 1997-1998 and Councilman on the Decatur City Council from 1989-1998.
He is the Past Chair of the Macon County Republican Party.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Mitchell served on the following committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Elementary & Secondary Education|
|• Health & Healthcare Disparities|
|• Transportation: Vehicles & Safety|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Mitchell served on the following committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2011|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Mitchell served on the following committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Business Occupational Licenses|
|• Counties & Townships|
|• Financial Institutions|
|• Fire Protection|
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. The bill died in committee in mid-March.
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.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 101, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Bill Mitchell Incumbent||100%||45,516|
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.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 87 (2010)|
|Bill Mitchell (R)||30,863||75.88%|
|Georgia H. Wissmiller (D)||9,808||24.12%|
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 87 (2008)|
|Bill Mitchell (R)||47,535|
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 87 (2006)|
|Bill Mitchell (R)||33,847|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Mitchell collected $121,390 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:
|Illinois House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Bill Mitchell's campaign in 2010|
|Illinois Education Association||$10,000|
|Mid-Central Illinois District Council Of Carpenters||$6,000|
|Archer Daniels Midland||$3,200|
|Associated Beer Distributors Of Illinois||$3,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$121,390|
In 2008, Mitchell collected $128,417 in donations.
Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.
|Citizens Organized for Public Safety||$3,150|
|Mid-Central Illinois District Council of Carpenters||$3,000|
|Citizens for Bill Brady||$2,658|
|Community Bankers Association of Illinois||$2,500|
Illinois Opportunity Project
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."
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.
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- Illinois General Assembly - Representative Bill Mitchell (R) 87th District
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Mitchell
- ↑ Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Additional Illinois Endorsements," March 15, 2012
- ↑ Ballot Access News, "Illinois Bill to Require Drug Testing for Candidates for the State Legislature," February 12, 2011.
- ↑ Illinois State Board of Elections "Candidate List," December 5, 2011
- ↑ Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results"
- ↑ Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed January 18, 2013
- ↑ Illinois Official 2010 General Election Results
- ↑ Illinois House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- ↑ Illinois House of Representatives official election results for 2006
- ↑ Follow the money - Illinois House 2010 donors
- ↑ Mitchell Campaign Donors
- ↑ Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 Illinois Opportunity Project, Legislative Vote Card home page, accessed February 21, 2013
Adam M. Brown (R)
|Illinois House of Representatives District 101
| Succeeded by|
|Illinois House of Representatives District 87
| Succeeded by|
Rich Brauer (R)
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