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}}{{tnr}}'''Bill Mitchell''' (b. March 29, 1960) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]], representing District 101 since 2013. Mitchell represented District 87 from 1999 to 2013, but now represents District 101 due to [[Redistricting in Illinois|redistricting]]
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}}{{tnr}}'''Bill Mitchell''' (b. March 29, 1960) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]], representing District 101. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998.
 
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Mitchell served as Mayor Pro Tempore from 1997-1998 and Councilman on the Decatur City Council from 1989-1998.
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He is the Past Chair of the Macon County Republican Party.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=18272 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Mitchell]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==

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Bill Mitchell
Bill Mitchell.jpg
Illinois House of Representatives District 101
Incumbent
In office
1999-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 15
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sEastern Illinois University, 1982
Personal
BirthdayMarch 29, 1960
Place of birthDecatur, IL
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Bill Mitchell (b. March 29, 1960) is a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 101. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Elementary & Secondary Education
Environment
Health & Healthcare Disparities
Housing
Transportation: Vehicles & Safety

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Mitchell served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Mitchell served on the following committees:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Bill Mitchell endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Policies

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.[2] The bill died in committee in mid-March.

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[3][4][5]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 101, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Mitchell Incumbent 100% 45,516
Total Votes 45,516


2010

See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

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.[6]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 87 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Mitchell (R) 30,863 75.88%
Georgia H. Wissmiller (D) 9,808 24.12%


2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Bill Mitchell won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 87. He ran unopposed receiving 47,535 votes.[7]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 87 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Mitchell (R) 47,535

2006

On November 7, 2006, Republican Bill Mitchell won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 87. He ran unopposed receiving 33,847 votes.[8]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 87 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Mitchell (R) 33,847

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Mitchell collected $121,390 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:[9]

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
AT&T$2,577
Total Raised in 2010 $121,390

2008

In 2008, Mitchell collected $128,417 in donations.[10]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Citizens Organized for Public Safety $3,150
Illinois Laborers $3,000
Mid-Central Illinois District Council of Carpenters $3,000
Citizens for Bill Brady $2,658
Community Bankers Association of Illinois $2,500

Scorecards

Illinois Opportunity Project

See also: Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card

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."[11][12]

2012

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.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Adam M. Brown (R)
Illinois House of Representatives District 101
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Illinois House of Representatives District 87
1999–2013
Succeeded by
Rich Brauer (R)