Mike (Mike) Bost (R-12)

US Representative Mike Bost

Mike (Mike) Bost (R-12)
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Capitol: 202.225.5661
FAX: 202.225.0285
District: 217.240.3170
Room 352 CHOB- Cannon House Office Building 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-1312
101 North Fourth Street
Effingham, IL 62401
Residence:Murphysboro, IL

Committee Assignments

ChairmanHouse Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Co-ChairCongressional Steel Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Corrosion Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Pilots Caucus
FC MemberHouse Rural Education Caucus
Co-ChairRepublican Main Street Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Bus Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Long Range Strike
FC MemberCongressional Bureau of Prisons Reform Caucus (BOP)
FC MemberCongressional Responsible Hospitality Caucus
FC MemberTransatlantic Friends of Israel Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Chemistry Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Recycling Caucus
FC MemberRural Health Care Coalition
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Mississippi River
FC MemberProblem Solvers Caucus (No Labels)
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Manufactured Housing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Farmer Cooperative Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
MemberHouse Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberUSO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus


Rep. Mike Bost is proud to represent the 12 counties of Illinois' 12th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Sworn into 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 116th Congress, Rep. Bost serves on three key committees- Agriculture, Veterans' Affairs, and Transportation & Infrastructure. Mike also serves on the following Subcommittees- Commodities, Exchanges, Energy, and Credit; and Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research under Agriculture; Oversight and Investigations, and as the lead Republican on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs under Veterans' Affairs; and Highways and Transit; Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials; Highways and Transit; 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.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2014    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Tracy Stanton   DOB: 12/30/1960
Counties Representing
St. Clair