Mark Neerhof

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Mark Neerhof
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Candidate for
Illinois House of Representatives, District 58
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sDordt College
M.D.Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Personal
Place of birthSheboygan, WI
ReligionObstetrician
CandidateVerification
Mark G. Neerhof is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 58 of the Illinois House of Representatives. He ran unsuccessfully for the same seat in 2012.

Biography

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.[1]

Issues

Campaign issues

2014

Neerhof's campaign website highlights the following issues:[2]

Taxes

  • 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."

Pensions

  • 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."

Medicaid

  • 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."

2012

Neerhof's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • 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 Healthcare
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

2014

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place March 18, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Scott Drury ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Mark Neerhof ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Drury and Neerhof will face off in the general election.[4][5][6]

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Neerhof ran in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 58. Neerhof was defeated by Lauren G. Turelli in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012.[7][8]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 58 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLauren Turelli 53.2% 4,801
Mark Neerhof 46.8% 4,225
Total Votes 9,026

Personal

Neerhof has a wife, Betty.[1]

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