Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12)
Mike Bost is running for U.S. Congress because he wants a better, brighter and more secure future for our children and grandchildren. Mike has and always will be that passionate voice of the people of Southern Illinois. Mike Bost was born and raised in Murphysboro, Illinois. He and his wife, Tracy, have been married for 38 years. They have three children and eleven grandchildren. Mike grew up working for Bost Trucking, a small business owned by his father and uncle. Mike did everything from hauling coal to washing trucks on weekends. Mike eventually helped run the business as dispatcher, truck manager, accountant and driver. Mike learned the values of honesty and hard work from his parents and grandparents. He seeks to live those values every day.
Frustrated as a small business owner, Mike decided to run for the Illinois House because he was tired of government red tape and regulations that hindered economic growth. By taking his case directly to the people, Mike defeated an incumbent and began representing the most Democratically held district outside the Chicago area at the time.
Mike has been an outspoken critic of government’s wasteful spending and the growing role of government in our everyday lives. He’s been a strong advocate for Southern Illinois’ coal industry, educational institutions, agriculture, public sector workers and protecting gun rights. Yes, sometimes even passionately on the House floor.
Mike believes it is vitally important to bring Southern Illinois values to Washington, not the other way around.
P.O. Box 1212
Murphysboro, Il 62966
Phone number: 618.549.2678 (BOST)