Thomas Boken, Jr.

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Thomas Boken, Jr.
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Candidate for
Illinois House of Representatives District 90
AssociatesSauk Valley Community College
Bachelor'sNorthern Illinois University - Dekalb
Date of birthMay 22, 1967
Place of birthSterling, IL
ProfessionCivil service work
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Thomas Boken, Jr. was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 90 of the Illinois House of Representatives.


Campaign themes


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

  • Income Tax
Excerpt: "Currently, all Illinoisans pay the same base rate for personal state income tax. Illinois is one of only a few states who still use a flat tax. I support a graduated income tax for the state."
  • Gaming Expansion
Excerpt: "Illinois should expand the number of casinos we currently have and bring those dollars back into our state. As long as an area is able to support a casino, the free market should dictate whether expansion should be allowed."
  • Payday Lending
Excerpt: "As your State Representative in Springfield, I will fight to crack down on these companies which lead many Illinoisans into debt. We must strongly regulate or even prohibit these types of predatory lenders from destroying the credit of many in desperate situations."
  • Renewable Energy
Excerpt: "I support the exploration of ways to increase renewable energy sources throughout the state of Illinois."
  • Reproductive Rights
Excerpt: "I support a women's rights to make her own decisions concerning her reproductive health."



See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Boken ran for election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 90. He filed as a petition candidate after the March 20 Democratic primary and was defeated by Tom Demmer (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 90, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Demmer 62.1% 27,442
     Democratic Thomas Boken, Jr. 37.9% 16,724
Total Votes 44,166

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