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Mike Bost
Mike Bost.jpg
Current candidacy
Running for U.S. House, Illinois District 12
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Illinois House of Representatives District 115
In office
1995-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 19
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Treasurer, Murphysboro Township
1989-1992
Education
High schoolMurphysboro High School
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
Years of service1979-1982
Personal
BirthdayDecember 30, 1960
Place of birthMurphysboro, IL
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Mike Bost (b. December 30, 1960) is a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 115. He was first elected to the chamber in 1994.

Bost is a Republican candidate for the United States House of Representatives in the 2014 elections. He is running in the 12th Congressional District of Illinois.[1] He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on March 18, 2014.[2]

Bost's professional experience includes owning a business. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1979 to 1982.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations-Higher Education
Bio-Technology
Higher Education
Public Utilities

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

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See also: Illinois' 12th Congressional District elections, 2014

Bost is running for election to the U.S. House, representing the 12th Congressional District of Illinois.[1] He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on March 18, 2014.[2] The general election takes place on November 4, 2014.

The National Republican Congressional Committee added Bost to their "On the Radar" list in November 2013. According to the NRCC, candidates that make this list receive "...the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents."[3][4]

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bost won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 115. Bost was unopposed in the March 20 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 115, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Bost Incumbent 100% 37,192
Total Votes 37,192


2010

See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bost won re-election to the 115th District seat against Green Party candidate Charlie Howe. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on February 2nd. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[8]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 115 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Bost (R) 22,820 74.43%
Charlie Howe (G) 7,839 25.57%


2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Mike Bost won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 115 receiving 26,506 votes, ahead of Democrat Cheryl Graff (16,515 votes), Charlie Howe (Green) who received 3,041 votes.[9]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 115 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Bost (R) 26,506
Cheryl Graff (D) 16,515
Charlie Howe (G) 3,041

2006

On November 7, 2006, Republican Mike Bost won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 115 receiving 23,289 votes ahead of Charlie Howe (Green) who received 6,620 votes.[10]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 115 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Bost (R) 23,289
Charlie Howe (G) 6,620

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bost is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Bost raised a total of $2,183,391 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 24, 2013.[11]

Mike Bost's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State House, District 115 Won $158,241
2010 Illinois State House, District 115 Won $200,067
2008 Illinois State House, District 115 Won $182,108
2006 Illinois State House, District 115 Won $150,487
2004 Illinois State House, District 115 Won $130,219
2002 Illinois State House, District 115 Won $206,667
2000 Illinois State House, District 115 Won $176,509
1998 Illinois State House, District 115 Won $508,318
1996 Illinois State House, District 115 Won $470,775
Grand Total Raised $2,183,391

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Bost' reports.[12]

Mike Bost (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[13]October 16, 2013$0.00$78,150.90$(34,483.05)$43,667.85
Year End[14]January 30, 2014$43,667.85$63,000$(63,119)$43,549
Pre-Primary[15]March 14, 2014$43,549$43,797$(39,407)$47,938
April Quarterly[16]April 15, 2014$47,938$168,207$(15,527)$200,618
Running totals
$353,154.9$(152,536.05)

2012

Bost won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bost raised a total of $158,241.
Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Bost's campaign in 2012
Ameren$10,000
Cook Sales$5,115
At&T$5,000
Caterpillar$4,000
Illinois Realtors Association$3,550
Total Raised in 2012$158,241
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Bost won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Bost raised a total of $200,067.

2008

Bost won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Bost raised a total of $182,108.

2006

Bost won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Bost raised a total of $150,487.

2004

Bost won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Bost raised a total of $130,219.

2002

Bost won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Bost raised a total of $206,667.

2000

Bost won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Bost raised a total of $176,509.

1998

Bost won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Bost raised a total of $508,318.

1996

Bost won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Bost raised a total of $470,775.

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."[17][18]

2012

Bost received a score of 50.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of D- according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 55th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[18]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Southern Illinoisian, "Bost to make 12th District run official Monday" Accessed July 30, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 Associated Press, "Primary Election 2014," accessed March 18, 2014
  3. Roll Call, "House Republicans Put 36 Recruits ‘On the Radar’" accessed November 21, 2013
  4. NRCC Young Guns, "List," accessed March 20, 2014
  5. Illinois State Board of Elections, "Candidate List," accessed December 5, 2011
  6. Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed May 14, 2014
  7. Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed January 18, 2013
  8. Illinois Elections Division, "Illinois Official 2010 General Election Results," November 2, 2010
  9. Illinois Elections Division, "Illinois House of Representatives official election results for 2008," November 4, 2008
  10. Illinois Elections Division, "Illinois House of Representatives official election results for 2006," November 4, 2006
  11. followthemoney.org, "Bost, Mike," accessed July 24, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Mike Bost 2014 Summary reports," accessed November 6, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 6, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 3, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-Primary," accessed May 14, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 12, 2014
  17. Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013
  18. 18.0 18.1 Illinois Opportunity Project, "Legislative Vote Card home page," accessed February 21, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
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Illinois House of Representatives District 115
1995–present
Succeeded by
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