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|Name            = Michael J. Bigler
 
|Name            = Michael J. Bigler
 
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|Position        = Illinois State Senate District 40
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|Position        = Illinois State Senate District 58
 
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|Prior office = Anna City Commissioner
 
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|Prior office 2 = Member, Anna-Jonesboro High School Board
 
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|Place of birth =Anna, IL
 
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{{tnr}}'''Michael J. Bigler'''  is a [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012]] [[Democratic]] candidate for [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012#District 40|District 40]] of the [[Illinois State Senate]].  
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{{tnr}}'''Michael J. Bigler'''  was a [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012]] [[Democratic]] candidate for [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012#District 58|District 58]] of the [[Illinois State Senate]].  
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2012====
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Bigler's campaign website listed the following issues:<ref>[http://votebigler.com/Our_Mission.html ''Michael Bigler'', "Our Mission," accessed October 23, 2012]</ref>
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*'''Budget Reform
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:Excerpt: "Springfield needs to learn that they can’t spend money we don’t have and can’t tax their way out of the hole.  We need to do what every responsible family does when they get behind, we need to be decisive about where to cut our budget then stay the course.  This doesn’t mean that we balance the budget by closing facilities such as Tamms prison, this does nothing but jeopardize the safety of our officers throughout the corrections system, by stripping others of their jobs."
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*'''Welfare Reform
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:Excerpt: "People should be required to better themselves and the community.  If you are able to work, you should, whether it is cleaning up the local park, our road’s right-of-way or any other kind of community service."
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*'''Our Veterans
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:Excerpt: "We have been fighting a war now for over a decade and as our soldiers return to civilian life we have to ensure that this transition is as seamless as possible. That means offering assistance with not just finding employment but making sure that they’re getting the best physical and moral support that we can offer."
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*'''Education
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:Excerpt: "Children shouldn’t be held back from learning.  They should be given every opportunity to excel and when they excel to another level we must embrace it by challenging them further, not hold them back."
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
  
Bigler is running in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate]] District 40. Bigler filed as a petition candidate after the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012. Incumbent [[David Luechtefeld]] ran unopposed in the [[Republican]] primary. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/EIPdfViewer.aspx?SearchType=Type+Of+Office&ListType=RESULTS+OF+SEARCH+BY+TYPE+OF+OFFICE&ElectionID=33&ElectionType=GE&ElectionDate=11%2f6%2f2012&OfficeTypeSearchType=Matches&OfficeType=STATE+REPRESENTATIVE%2fSTATE+SENATOR&QueryType=CANDIDATE&StatusSearchType=Matches&Status=&OrderBy=ORDER+BY+tblOffices.BallotGroup%2c+OfficeSequence%2cPartySequence%2cvwCandidates.Sequence%2c+BracketID%2c+vwCandidates.ID&ReportType=MediaReport&ReportFileName=CanMedia.rpt& ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' 2012 General Election Candidate List, retrieved August 4, 2012.]</ref>
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Bigler ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate]] District 58. Bigler filed as a petition candidate after the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012, and was defeated by incumbent [[David Luechtefeld]] (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/EIPdfViewer.aspx?SearchType=Type+Of+Office&ListType=RESULTS+OF+SEARCH+BY+TYPE+OF+OFFICE&ElectionID=33&ElectionType=GE&ElectionDate=11%2f6%2f2012&OfficeTypeSearchType=Matches&OfficeType=STATE+REPRESENTATIVE%2fSTATE+SENATOR&QueryType=CANDIDATE&StatusSearchType=Matches&Status=&OrderBy=ORDER+BY+tblOffices.BallotGroup%2c+OfficeSequence%2cPartySequence%2cvwCandidates.Sequence%2c+BracketID%2c+vwCandidates.ID&ReportType=MediaReport&ReportFileName=CanMedia.rpt& ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' 2012 General Election Candidate List, accessed August 4, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GEOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois State Board of Elections'', “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed December 31, 2012]</ref>
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|candidate2 = Michael J. Bigler
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|votes1 = 56707
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==Recent news==
 
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*[http://votebigler.com/Home.html Campaign Website]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bigler-for-Senate/398332920223937 Campaign Facebook page]
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*[http://votesmart.org/candidate/142370/michael-bigler#.UIeHP1F2OuI ''Project Vote Smart'' profile]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 08:52, 14 July 2014

Michael J. Bigler
Michael J. Bigler.jpg
Candidate for
Illinois State Senate District 58
PartyDemocratic
Prior offices
Anna City Commissioner
Member, Anna-Jonesboro High School Board
Personal
Place of birthAnna, IL
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Michael J. Bigler was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 58 of the Illinois State Senate.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

  • Budget Reform
Excerpt: "Springfield needs to learn that they can’t spend money we don’t have and can’t tax their way out of the hole. We need to do what every responsible family does when they get behind, we need to be decisive about where to cut our budget then stay the course. This doesn’t mean that we balance the budget by closing facilities such as Tamms prison, this does nothing but jeopardize the safety of our officers throughout the corrections system, by stripping others of their jobs."
  • Welfare Reform
Excerpt: "People should be required to better themselves and the community. If you are able to work, you should, whether it is cleaning up the local park, our road’s right-of-way or any other kind of community service."
  • Our Veterans
Excerpt: "We have been fighting a war now for over a decade and as our soldiers return to civilian life we have to ensure that this transition is as seamless as possible. That means offering assistance with not just finding employment but making sure that they’re getting the best physical and moral support that we can offer."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Children shouldn’t be held back from learning. They should be given every opportunity to excel and when they excel to another level we must embrace it by challenging them further, not hold them back."

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Bigler ran in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 58. Bigler filed as a petition candidate after the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012, and was defeated by incumbent David Luechtefeld (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Illinois State Senate, District 58, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Luechtefeld Incumbent 60.5% 56,707
     Democratic Michael J. Bigler 39.5% 37,087
Total Votes 93,794

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