Mark Neerhof

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Mark Neerhof
Former candidate for
Illinois House of Representatives, District 58
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sDordt College
M.D.Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Place of birthSheboygan, WI
Mark G. Neerhof was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 58 of the Illinois House of Representatives. He ran unsuccessfully for the same seat in 2012.


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]


Campaign issues


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


  • 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:[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."



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 Scott Drury ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Mark Neerhof ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Drury then defeated Neerhof in the general election.[4][5][6][7]

Illinois House of Representatives District 58, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngScott Drury Incumbent 56% 20,252
     Republican Mark Neerhof 44% 15,895
Total Votes 36,147


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.[8][9]

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


Neerhof has a wife, Betty.[1]

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