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Robert F. Flider
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Illinois Director of Agriculture
Incumbent
In office
February 2012 - Present
Years in position 2
PartyNon-partisan
Elections and appointments
AppointedFebruary 15, 2012
Appointed byGovernor Pat Quinn (D)
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.

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. [1]

Committee assignments

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

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."[2]

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

2008

In 2008, Flider collected $173,078 in donations.[6]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
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

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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