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|Name = Robert F. Flider
political position  = Illinois House of Representatives District 101 |
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incumbency          = Incumbent |
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|Position = Illinois Director of Agriculture
assumed office     = 2003 |
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|Status = Incumbent
term ends          = 2010 |
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|Tenure = February 2012 - Present
political party    = [[Democratic]] |
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}}{{tnr}}'''Robert F. Flider''' (b. October 22, 1957) is a [[Democratic Party (United States)|Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]], representing the 101st District since 2003.  He previously served as Mayor of the Village of Mount Zion from 1995-2003, and a Trustee from 1991-1995.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Robert F. Flider''' (b. October 22, 1957) is the [[Illinois Director of Agriculture]]. He was appointed to this position by [[Illinois Governor|Gov.]] [[Pat Quinn]] (D) on February 15, 2012.<ref name="appoint"/>
  
He is a member of the Decatur Rotary Club, Downtown Decatur Council/Seniorama Committee, Economic Development Corporation of Decatur and Macon County Board of Directors, and the United Way of Decatur and Macon County. <ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=33748 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Flider]</ref>
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==Biography==
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Flider was previously a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]], representing the 101st District from 2003 to 2011.  He previously served as Mayor of the Village of Mount Zion from 1995-2003, and a Trustee from 1991-1995.
  
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He is a member of the Decatur Rotary Club, Downtown Decatur Council/Seniorama Committee, Economic Development Corporation of Decatur and Macon County Board of Directors, and the United Way of Decatur and Macon County.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=33748 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Flider]</ref>
  
==Committee membership==
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=== Education===
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*BA, Journalism, Eastern Illinois University, 1979
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==Political career==
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=== Director of Agriculture (2012–Present)===
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Flider has served as [[Illinois Director of Agriculture]] since his appointment in February 2012.<ref name="appoint"/>
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===Illinois House of Representatives (2003-2011)===
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Flider served as a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] from 2003-2011.
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====Committee assignments====
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While in the [[Illinois House of Representatives]], Flider served on the following committees:
 
* [[Agriculture & Conservation Committee, Illinois House of Representatives|Agriculture & Conservation]]
 
* [[Agriculture & Conservation Committee, Illinois House of Representatives|Agriculture & Conservation]]
 
* [[Electric Generation & Commerce Committee, Illinois House of Representatives|Electric Generation & Commerce]] (Chair)
 
* [[Electric Generation & Commerce Committee, Illinois House of Representatives|Electric Generation & Commerce]] (Chair)
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* [[Veterans' Affairs Committee, Illinois House of Representatives|Veterans' Affairs]]
 
* [[Veterans' Affairs Committee, Illinois House of Representatives|Veterans' Affairs]]
  
==Elections==
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===Mayor of Mount Zion (1995-2003)===
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==Elections/Appointments==
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===2012===
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Gov. [[Pat Quinn]] (D) appointed Flider as [[Illinois Director of Agriculture]] on February 15, 2012, stating, "It is important that our Agriculture agency is led by someone who understands the key role of agri-business in our economy. Throughout his career, Bob Flider was a tireless, effective leader for rural farming communities and global agri-business leaders. He served his district with distinction, and I am pleased he will continue to serve all the people of our state."<ref name="appoint">[http://farmprogress.com/story-mt-zions-bob-flider-named-director-il-dept-ag-0-57333 ''Farm Progress,'' "Mt. Zion's Bob Flider Named Director of IL Dept of Ag," February 15, 2012]</ref>
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
::''See also:[[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
 
::''See also:[[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
  
 
Flider lost his bid for re-election to the 101st District seat to Republican [[Adam M. Brown]].<ref>[http://www.suntimes.com/news/elections/results/illinois/house/index.html ''Chicago Sun-Times,'' "2010 Election Results"]</ref>  He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on February 2nd.  The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
 
Flider lost his bid for re-election to the 101st District seat to Republican [[Adam M. Brown]].<ref>[http://www.suntimes.com/news/elections/results/illinois/house/index.html ''Chicago Sun-Times,'' "2010 Election Results"]</ref>  He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on February 2nd.  The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
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|Chamber= Illinois House of Representatives, District 101 General Election
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|Inc2 = Y
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|candidate2 = Robert Flider
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|votes1 =15939
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|votes2 = 15340
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===2008===
 
===2008===
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On November 4, 2008, Democrat Bob Flider won re-election to the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] District 101. He ran unopposed receiving 37,367 votes.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/VoteTotalSearch.aspx?id=22 ''Illinois House of Representatives official election results for 2008'']</ref>
 
On November 4, 2008, Democrat Bob Flider won re-election to the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] District 101. He ran unopposed receiving 37,367 votes.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/VoteTotalSearch.aspx?id=22 ''Illinois House of Representatives official election results for 2008'']</ref>
  
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{{Election box 2008
  office = Indiana House of Representatives, District 101 (2008)
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|Chamber= Illinois House of Representatives, District 101 General Election
 
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|winner1 =Robert F. Flider
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| colspan="2" | {{won}} '''Robert F. Flider (D)'''
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| align="right" | '''37,367'''
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===2006===
 
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On November 7, 2006, Democrat Robert Flider won re-election to the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] District 101 receiving 16,489 votes ahead of Republican Dick Cain who received 13,746 votes.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/VoteTotalSearch.aspx?id=19 ''Illinois House of Representatives official election results for 2006'']</ref>
 
On November 7, 2006, Democrat Robert Flider won re-election to the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] District 101 receiving 16,489 votes ahead of Republican Dick Cain who received 13,746 votes.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/VoteTotalSearch.aspx?id=19 ''Illinois House of Representatives official election results for 2006'']</ref>
  
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{{Election box 2006
  office = Indiana House of Representatives, District 101 (2006)
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|Chamber= Illinois House of Representatives, District 101 General Election
 
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|party1=Democratic
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|winner1 =Robert F. Flider
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| colspan="2" | {{won}} '''Robert F. Flider (D)'''
 
| align="right" | '''16,489'''
 
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| colspan="2" | Dick Cain (R)
 
| align="right" | 13,746
 
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==Campaign Donors==
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==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|link=<ref>[http://followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=4975 ''Follow the Money,'' "Career fundraising for Robert (Bob) Flider," accessed July 10, 2013]</ref>
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|party=Democratic
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|totalraised2010=974033
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|result2010=Lost
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|office2010=Illinois State House District 101
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|totalraised2008=173078
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|totalraised2004=733974
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===2008===
 
===2008===
 
In 2008, Flider collected $173,078 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98670|2008 Flider Campaign Donors]</ref>
 
In 2008, Flider collected $173,078 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98670|2008 Flider Campaign Donors]</ref>
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Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.
 
Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.
  
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|Chamber = Illinois House of Representatives
| Illinois Education Association
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|party = Democratic
| align="right" | $9,500
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|total raised = $173,078
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|org1 = Illinois Education Association
| Mid-Central Illinois District Council of Carpenters
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|org2 = Mid-Central Illinois District Council of Carpenters  
| align="right" | $5,351
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|org3 = Electrical Workers Local 146  
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|org4 = Southern & Central Illinois Laborers District Council  
| Electrical Workers Local 146
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|org5 = Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
| align="right" | $4,350
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|orgdonor1 = $9,500
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|orgdonor2 = $5,351
| Southern & Central Illinois Laborers District Council
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|orgdonor3 = $4,350
| align="right" | $4,000
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|orgdonor4 = $4,000
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|orgdonor5 = $3,726  
| Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois
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| align="right" | $3,726
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==See also==
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* [[Agriculture Commissioner]]
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* [[Illinois Director of Agriculture]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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*[http://www.repflider.com/ Robert F. Flider] official site
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*[http://www.agr.state.il.us/ Illinois Department of Agriculture]
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*[http://www.repflider.com/ Constituency website]
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*[http://www.housedem.state.il.us/members/fliderb/index.htm Illinois House Democrats - Robert F. Flider]
 
*[http://www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?MemberID=1066 Illinois General Assembly - Representative Robert F. Flider (D) 101st District]  
 
*[http://www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?MemberID=1066 Illinois General Assembly - Representative Robert F. Flider (D) 101st District]  
 
**[http://www.ilga.gov/house/RepBills.asp?MemberID=1066 Bills] [http://www.ilga.gov/house/RepCommittees.asp?MemberID=1066 Committees]
 
**[http://www.ilga.gov/house/RepBills.asp?MemberID=1066 Bills] [http://www.ilga.gov/house/RepCommittees.asp?MemberID=1066 Committees]
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=33748 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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{{LegisLinks | votesmart = 33748 | followthemoney = 4975 | c-span = | wikipedia = Robert_F._Flider | linked = robert-flider/11/b08/59b }}
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=33748 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98670 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?si=200614&c=417243 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?si=200414&c=395867 2004]
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*[http://www.housedem.state.il.us/members/fliderb/index.htm Illinois House Democrats - Robert F. Flider] 
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Robert F. Flider
Robert Flider.jpg
Illinois Director of Agriculture
Incumbent
In office
February 2012 - Present
Years in position 2
PartyNon-partisan
PredecessorThomas Jennings
Compensation
Base salary$105,432
Elections and appointments
AppointedFebruary 15, 2012
Appointed byGovernor Pat Quinn (D)
Campaign $$2,643,437
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Illinois House of Representatives
2003 – 2011
Mayor, Village of Mount Zion
1995 – 2003
Trustee, Village of Mount Zion
1991 – 1995
Education
Bachelor'sEastern Illinois University (1979)
Personal
BirthdayOctober 22, 1957
Websites
Office website
Robert F. Flider (b. October 22, 1957) is the Illinois Director of Agriculture. He was appointed to this position by Gov. Pat Quinn (D) on February 15, 2012.[1]

Biography

Flider was previously a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 101st District from 2003 to 2011. He previously served as Mayor of the Village of Mount Zion from 1995-2003, and a Trustee from 1991-1995.

He is a member of the Decatur Rotary Club, Downtown Decatur Council/Seniorama Committee, Economic Development Corporation of Decatur and Macon County Board of Directors, and the United Way of Decatur and Macon County.[2]

Education

  • BA, Journalism, Eastern Illinois University, 1979

Political career

Director of Agriculture (2012–Present)

Flider has served as Illinois Director of Agriculture since his appointment in February 2012.[1]

Illinois House of Representatives (2003-2011)

Flider served as a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives from 2003-2011.

Committee assignments

While in the Illinois House of Representatives, Flider served on the following committees:

Mayor of Mount Zion (1995-2003)

Elections/Appointments

2012

Gov. Pat Quinn (D) appointed Flider as Illinois Director of Agriculture on February 15, 2012, stating, "It is important that our Agriculture agency is led by someone who understands the key role of agri-business in our economy. Throughout his career, Bob Flider was a tireless, effective leader for rural farming communities and global agri-business leaders. He served his district with distinction, and I am pleased he will continue to serve all the people of our state."[1]

2010

See also:Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010

Flider lost his bid for re-election to the 101st District seat to Republican Adam M. Brown.[3] He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on February 2nd. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Illinois House of Representatives, District 101 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAdam M. Brown 51% 15,939
     Democratic Robert Flider Incumbent 49% 15,340
Total Votes 31,279


2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Bob Flider won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 101. He ran unopposed receiving 37,367 votes.[4]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 101 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert F. Flider Incumbent 100% 37,367
Total Votes 37,367


2006

On November 7, 2006, Democrat Robert Flider won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 101 receiving 16,489 votes ahead of Republican Dick Cain who received 13,746 votes.[5]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 101 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert F. Flider Incumbent 54.5% 16,489
     Republican Dick Cain 45.5% 13,746
Total Votes 30,235

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Flider is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Flider raised a total of $2,643,437 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 10, 2013.[6]

Robert F. Flider's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2010 Illinois State House District 101 Defeated $974,033
2008 Illinois State House District 101 Won $173,078
2006 Illinois State House District 101 Won $762,352
2004 Illinois State House District 101 Won $733,974
Grand Total Raised $2,643,437

2008

In 2008, Flider collected $173,078 in donations.[7]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Illinois House of Representatives 2008 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Robert F. Flider's campaign in 2008
Illinois Education Association$9,500
Mid-Central Illinois District Council of Carpenters$5,351
Electrical Workers Local 146$4,350
Southern & Central Illinois Laborers District Council$4,000
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois$3,726
Total Raised in 2008 $173,078


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Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Jennings
Illinois Director of Agriculture
2012-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Illinois House of Representatives District 101
2003–2011
Succeeded by
Adam M. Brown (R)