Mike (Mike) Bost (R-USH12)
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Capitol: 202.225.5661
FAX: 202.225.0285
District: 618.622.0766
District FAX: 618.622.0774
Room 1440 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-1312

Residence: Murphysboro, IL
Elected: 2014    Next Election: 2018
Spouse: Tracy Stanton   DOB: 12/30/1960
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
Co-ChairCongressional Steel Caucus
FC MemberHouse Rural Education Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
FC MemberCongressional Pilot's Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Farmer Cooperative Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Mississippi River
FC MemberCongressional Responsible Hospitality Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
MemberHouse Committee on Veterans' Affairs
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry
FC MemberRepublican Main Street Caucus
FC MemberRural Health Care Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Recycling Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
MemberHouse Committee on Agriculture
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
MemberHouse Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Counties Representing
Alexander / Franklin / Jackson / Madison / Monroe / Perry / Pulaski / Randolph / St. Clair / Union / Williamson


Rep. Mike Bost is proud to represent the 12 counties of Illinois' 12th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Sworn in to office on January 6, 2015, Mike is continuing the fight for our Southern Illinois' values in Washington - a fight he began in U.S. military, then as a first responder, a local job creator, and a state representative.

In the 115th Congress, Rep. Bost serves on three key committees- Agriculture, Veterans' Affairs, and Transportation & Infrastructure. Mike also serves on the following Subcommittees- Conservation and Forestry; and General Farm Commodities and Risk Management under Agriculture; Oversight and Investigations, and as Chairman of Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs under Veterans' Affairs; and Highways and Transit; Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management; and Water Resources and Environment under Transportation and Infrastructure.

Prior to his election to Congress, Rep. Bost served for two decades in the Illinois House of Representatives, rising to the leadership position of House Republican Caucus Chair.

Rep. Bost also 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 six terms as state representative. Prior to that, Rep. Bost worked for 13 years at Bost Trucking Service, first as a driver and then for 10 years as a truck manager.

Rep. Bost is a lifelong resident of Murphysboro. He graduated from Murphysboro High School in 1979. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps serving his country from 1979 to 1982. He was trained as an electronic specialist and radar repairman and received an honorable discharge as a Corporal E-4. In addition to his duties as a Member of Congress, Rep. Bost is very active in his church and community. Rep. Bost and his wife, Tracy, own and operate a small business - the White House Salon - in Murphysboro.

Mike and Tracy have three children - Steven, Kasey Fred and Kaitlin Rose. They have two sons-in-law, Travis Fred and Chad Rose, a daughter-in-law, Betsy, and eleven grandchildren.

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