Mike Bost

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Mike Bost
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Illinois House of Representatives District 115
Incumbent
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
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'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

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.[1][2][3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

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.[6]

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

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Bost collected $200,067 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:[7]

Illinois House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Bost's campaign in 2010
Diederich Insurance Agency$7,000
Illinois Education Association$6,400
Cook Sales Inc$5,250
Luechtefeld Citizens For$5,000
Comcast$5,000
Total Raised in 2010 $200,067

2008

In 2008, Bost collected $182,108 in donations.[8]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Collin Cain $7,350
Cook Sales Inc. $5,050
Comcast $5,000
Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois $4,450
Illinois State Medical Society $4,000

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."[9][10]

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.[10]

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1995–present
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