Charles E. Meier

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Charles E. Meier
Charles Meier.jpg
Illinois House of Representatives District 108
In office
2013 - Present
Term ends
January 10, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Member, Washington County Board
ProfessionDeveloper, farmer
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Charles E. Meier is a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 108. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Meier served six years on the Washington County Board.[1]


Meier's professional experience includes working as a farmer.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture & Conservation
Economic Development
Small Business Empowerment & Workforce Development


Campaign themes


Meier's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Fiscal Responsibility
Excerpt: "When you have a bad year on the farm or in your business, you don't go out and spend more money. You figure out what you need to cut, where you can improve your income and how you are going to balance your budget to make your payments for the next year."
  • No New Taxes
Excerpt: "This is what we need in Springfield, someone who will not raise your taxes, but continue to move forward on improvements."
  • Expand Local Employment
Excerpt: "As a member of the Washington County Board, Charlie worked to bring Prairie State Energy Campus to the Region."
  • Save Illinois Jobs
Excerpt: "This is what we need in Springfield, someone fighting for you and your jobs."
  • Less Government Control
Excerpt: "It seems all government employees have their own interpretation of what the laws mean. Doing business is not easy in Illinois."



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 Charles E. Meier ran unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[3][4][5]


See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Meier won election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 108. Meier defeated Don W. Weber and District 102 incumbent Paul J. Evans in the March 20 Republican primary and defeated Daniel P. Polites (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7][8]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 108, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCharles E. Meier 66.7% 33,552
     Democratic Daniel P. Polites 33.3% 16,786
Total Votes 50,338
Illinois House of Representatives, District 108 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCharles E. Meier 38.3% 4,391
Paul Evans 32.6% 3,735
Don Weber 29.1% 3,332
Total Votes 11,458

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Meier is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Meier raised a total of $155,160 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 24, 2013.[9]

Charles E. Meier's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State House, District 108 Won $155,160
Grand Total Raised $155,160


Meier won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Meier raised a total of $155,160.
Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Charles E. Meier's campaign in 2012
Illinois Education Association$48,000
Illinois Republican Party$29,061
Illinois Farm Bureau$11,065
Southwestern Area Council Aftcope$5,000
Illinois Federation of Teachers$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$155,160
Source:Follow the Money


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In 2014, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 29 through June 2.[10]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that "impacted the social work profession and their clients."


In 2013, the Illinois State Legislature was in session from January 9 through May 31.[11]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative issues.

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Political offices
Preceded by
David Reis (R)
Illinois House of Representatives District 108
Succeeded by