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: 618.457.5787
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 Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Corrosion Prevention Caucus
FC MemberLand-Grant and Public Research Universities Caucus
FC MemberDefense Communities Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Humane Bond Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Pilots Caucus
FC MemberHouse Rural Education Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Congenital Heart Defect Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Conservation, Research and Biotechnology
FC MemberCongressional Chemistry Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mobility Air Forces Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Youth Challenge Caucus
FC MemberHouse Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Long Range Strike
FC MemberCongressional Fertilizer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Mississippi River
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
FC MemberHouse BioFuels Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
FC MemberRural Health Care Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan FFA Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Steel Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Farmer Cooperative Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Border Security Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
FC MemberUSO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Agriculture
MemberHouse Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
FC MemberRepublican Governance Group (Tuesday Group)
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Main Street Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus


Rep. Mike Bost is proud to represent the 34 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 118th Congress, Rep. Bost serves on three key committees- Veterans' Affairs, Transportation & Infrastructure, and Agriculture. On the Veterans' Affairs Committee he serves as the Chairman. 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