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 14, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
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 since 2013.


Campaign themes


Meier's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • 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."
  • Pro Conceal And Carry
Excerpt: "Charlie believes in your right to bear arms. Illinois is the only state where it is not legal to conceal and carry."

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



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.[2][3][4]

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

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