BioMike Bost (Republican) was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives for the first time in 1994.
Representative Bost is the Floor Leader for the House Republican Caucus.
The Republican Floor Leader is in charge of organizing and overseeing caucus activity during floor debate. In the 93rd G.A., Mike served as a member of the House Republican Leadership Team.
Rep. Bost currently serves on the following committees-
Committee of the Whole; Higher Education (Republican Spokesperson); Consumer Protection; Veterans Affairs; Telecommunications; Transportation & Motor Vehicles; Energy Management, Subcommittee.
Representative Bost's election to the State Legislature followed 4 years in the United States Marine Corps, as well as 13 years in his family trucking business. He started work at Bost Trucking Service as a driver in 1979 and then went on to be the truck manager for ten years until 1992.
Rep. Bost served as a firefighter for the Murphysboro Fire Department. He graduated from the University of Illinois Certified Firefighter II Academy in 1993 and continued to serve the Murphysboro Fire Department during his first six terms as State Representative on an as needed basis.
In addition to his duties as a State Representative, Rep. Bost stays very active in his church and community. Mike is also a small Business owner. He and his wife Tracy own and operate the White House Salon in their hometown of Murphysboro.
Mike has a long tradition of public service. He began his public service career in 1984 when he was elected to the Jackson County Board. In 1986 he served as president of the Jackson County Republican Boosters and Treasurer of the Jackson County Young Republicans. He served as precinct committeeman for Murphysboro precinct #4 from 1985-1989 and as Treasurer for the City of Murphysboro from 1989-1992. Mike served as a Murphysboro Township Trustee from 1993 to April of 1997.
Mike is a lifelong resident of Murphysboro. He was born December 30, 1960 and graduated from Murphysboro High School in 1979. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps serving his country from 1979-1982. He was trained as an electronic specialist and radar repairman and received an honorable discharge as a Corporal E-4. Bost attended University of Illinois Certified Firefighter II Academy.
Mike and his wife Tracy reside in Murphysboro. They have three children, Steven, Kasey Fred and Kaitlin Rose, two son-in-laws Travis Fred and Chad Rose, a daughter-in-law Betsy and nine grandchildren- Spencer, Lydia, Sidney, Londyn Fred, Wiley, Stan, Abraham Bost, Lillyauna and Tinley Rose.