Bost Campaign Ad Touts Fight for Farmers

Murphysboro, IL – U.S. Rep. Mike Bost released a new television ad today in his re-election campaign for Illinois’ 12th Congressional District, titled “Farmer.”  The 30-second spot features St. Clair County farmer Dave Tiedemann discussing Bost’s fight to roll back Washington’s overregulation of Southern Illinois farmers. Bost is a champion for agriculture and has recently been endorsed by the national Farm Bureau.
“Washington bureaucrats and the Obama administration have proposed and implemented hundreds regulations on agriculture, threatening the livelihoods of our family farmers, ranchers, and producers,” said Bost.  “I am proud to be a champion for Southern Illinois agriculture because they represent the backbone of our economy.”
TRANSCRIPT (30 seconds):
DAVE TIEDEMANN: “My name is Dave Tiedemann, grain and livestock farmer. Been doing that basically all my life. The regulations can be very frustrating.  We have bureaucrats saying whether I can plant corn or not. Constant regulations impeding our progress. It’s great to have a voice like Mike Bost in Washington as our Congressman.  He knows the regulations, he knows our issues, he knows small business, he knows farming. He’s been there for us and he listens to us. Mike Bost is a fighter.”
BOST:  “I’m Mike Bost and I approve this message.”

Bost Campaign Launches Second Television Ad

Murphysboro, IL – U.S. Rep. Mike Bost released the second television advertisement in his re-election campaign for Illinois’ 12th Congressional District, titled “Belleville Boot.” The ad, narrated by Belleville Boot Company President Mark Ferguson, highlights Bost’s successful efforts to stop a federal rule change that would have made it more difficult for the company to compete with big corporations for supplying boots to our men and women in uniform.

“When Washington politicians tried to change the rules and put big businesses ahead of a Southern Illinois job creator, I went down to the House floor and helped stop them,” said Bost. “Because we were successful, Belleville Boot Company will remain one of the largest providers of military boots in the nation.  That’s the type of positive result that hardworking Southern Illinois families deserve.”

To view “Belleville Boot,” please click here.

Transcript, 30 seconds:

FERGUSON:  “Belleville is a family owned small business. We’re the oldest and leading manufacturer of boots for the US military. The large billion dollar companies were trying to bully the small businesses and eliminate our ability to win contracts. Mike Bost went right to work for us.  As a marine he’s pretty ferocious. He attacked the problem right away and he got it resolved. We’re going to be able to win more contracts now and we’re going to employee more people in this area. When you need a fighter, you need someone like Mike Bost in your corner.”

BOST:  “I’m Mike Bost and I approve this message.”

Bost Campaign Launches First Television Ad

Murphysboro, IL – U.S. Rep. Mike Bost released the first television advertisement in his re-election campaign for Illinois’ 12th Congressional District, titled “Stand Up.”  The ad will begin running with 500 points this week in the Metro East media market.

“I was proud to feature my grandchildren in our first ad because I believe this campaign is about the future,” said Bost.  “We must cut wasteful spending, reduce the debt, and lower the tax burden for working families if we’re going to strengthen the world our kids and grandkids will inherit. I look forward to continuing to stand up for Southern Illinois’ future and ensure our young people inherit a better world than the generation before them.”

To view “Stand Up,” please click here.


Bost Raises $333K in 90 Days, Tops $1 Million in Bank

Murphysboro, IL—Today, U.S. Rep. Mike Bost announced his campaign raised over $330,000 in the second quarter and has over $1,041,000 cash-on-hand.

“The strength of our fundraising operation proves our message of more jobs and less government is resonating,” Bost said.  “I am humbled by the outpouring of support I’ve received from hundreds of friends and neighbors across Southern Illinois.  It’s exciting to see the momentum  we’re generating as the campaign season heats up.”


Bost Campaign Launches Job Creator Coalition

Murphysboro, IL – Congressman Mike Bost announced his Job Creator Coalition at a breakfast on Monday, May 16th, in O’Fallon.  This coalition, a group of business owners formed in support of the campaign, comprises 30 small business owners across the 12th district. You can see this list of names here.

“As a former small business owner myself, I know that these companies are the lifeblood of the Southern Illinois’ economy,” said Bost.  “I am proud to have these hardworking men and women, regardless of whether President Obama believes they built their companies or not.  I am fighting for a pro-jobs agenda in Congress of lower taxes and less regulation because that’s the only way for America to meet its full potential in a competitive global marketplace.”

Mike Bost has earned the support of national pro-business groups such as the US Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), because of his pro-jobs record. He is running to limit government regulation and fight for lower taxes so working families in Illinois can thrive.

First elected in 2014, Mike Bost represents Illinois’ 12th Congressional District in the United States Congress. A retired U.S. Marine and former firefighter, Mike and his wife Tracy own a business in their hometown of Murphysboro, IL.

For more information or to schedule an interview, call Evan Handy at 405-570-8665 or email him at


Bost for Congress Job Creator Coalition

The following is a list of business owners supporting Mike Bost’s re-election:

John Odle- Franklin County
David Green- Franklin County
Greg Woodlard- Franklin County
Shaun Mulroney- Jackson County
Cynthia Boester- Jackson County
Keith Klaine- Jackson County
Gary and Jane Tretter- Jackson County
Pete Polete- Jackson County
Philip Alvis- Jackson County
Whitney O’Daniel- Jackson County
Oren Coffer- Jackson County
Thomas Miller- Jackson County
Lane Harvey- Jefferson County
Charles West- Madison County
Dale Ferguson- Madison County
James Nativi- Madison County
Walter Mohr- Perry County
Rudy Rice- Perry County
James Honey- Pulaski County
Ronald White- Randolph County
Mark Meyerhoff- Randolph County
Larry Kraft- St. Clair County
Steve Baehr- St. Clair County
Steven Gray- St. Clair County
Matt Smallheer- St. Clair County
Paul Evans- St. Clair County
William Kuzma- St. Clair County
Len Glover- St. Clair County
Ron Osman- Williamson County
Winston Throgmorton- Williamson County

Mike Bost Endorsed by U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Murphysboro, IL—Today U.S. Rep. Mike Bost received the endorsement of the United States Chamber of Commerce, the nation’s largest business federation.

“In today’s economy, it is critical that Members of Congress provide strong support of free enterprise and leadership for policies that will return the United States to its full growth potential. We believe that Mike Bost’s re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives will help produce sustained economic growth, help create jobs, and get our country back on track.” Chamber President and CEO Thomas Donohue said in a letter of endorsement.

“I am proud my pro-jobs record has earned the support of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. I was elected to fight for jobs, grow the Southern Illinois economy, and keep taxes low for working families and small businesses. I will continue to fight for Illinois familes and limited government interference in our homes and businesses.” Bost said.

First elected in 2014, Mike Bost represents Illinois’ 12th Congressional District in the United States Congress. A retired U.S. Marine and former firefighter, Mike and his wife Tracy owned a business in their hometown of Murphysboro, IL for nearly 26-years.

For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Evan Handy at 405-570-8665 or


Mike Bost Launches Women for Bost Coalition

Murphysboro, IL— U.S. Rep. Mike Bost announced that later today he will be hosting a grassroots rally to unveil his 119-member Women for Bost coalition.  The rally will be held at Bost’s Fairview Heights campaign headquarters, and credentialed media is invited to attend.

“As a husband, father, and grandfather empowering women in our communities is an important issue that is very near to me,” said Bost. “March is Women’s History Month, and I couldn’t think of a better time to roll out this coalition of dedicated and principled women from across the 12th District.  I am honored to have their support and look forward to seeing this coalition grow even bigger in the months ahead.”

“Tracy and I have been blessed with the friendship of so many women who are leaders in business, in family, and in community. As their representative, I have worked hard to ensure that these grassroots ambassadors have every opportunity to achieve their dreams. If we can achieve that goal today, it could mean the world for our daughters and granddaughters.”

For a full list of the Women for Bost Coalition, please visit our website.

First elected in 2014, Mike Bost represents Illinois’ 12th Congressional District in the United States Congress. A retired U.S. Marine and former firefighter, Mike and his wife Tracy owned a business in their hometown of Murphysboro, IL for nearly 26-years.

For media inquiries, contact Evan Handy at 405-570-8665 or


Women for Bost Coalition Members

The following is a list of the Women for Bost coalition members:

Benita Coffel- Franklin County
Ruth Ann Pollack-Franklin County
Joye Brockett-Franklin County
Susan Dawson- Franklin County
Beverly Needham- Franklin County
Connie McDonald- Franklin County
Angela Bond- Franklin County
Sheila Towers- Franklin County
Cheryl Broy- Franklin County
Isabelle Heyder- Franklin County
Emily Burke- Jackson County
Elaine Borgsmiller- Jackson County
Judy Bost- Jackson County
Frances Gilman- Jackson County
Carolyn Cano- Jackson County
Deb Pittman- Jackson County
Carol Klaine- Jackson County
Jodee Akers- Jackson County
Harriet Thomas- Jackson County
Brittany Grace- Jackson County
Vicki Ardrey- Jackson County
Catherine Jensen- Jackson
Cherie Dewulf- Jackson County
Tonya Knust- Jackson County
Donya Shackleton- Jackson County
Laurie Garrison- Jackson County
Judy Dailey- Jackson County
Lisa Cherry- Jackson County
Lori Wahaib- Jackson County
Gloria Johnson- Jackson County
Ruthie Beal- Jefferson County
Dessie Staley- Jefferson County
Sara Crews- Jefferson County
Evelyn Connor- Madison County
Jo Metzler- Madison County
Julie McVey- Madison County
Cheri Petrillo- Madison County
Nancy Schreder- Monroe County
Patricia Koppeis- Monroe County
Wilma Mehrtens- Monroe County
Edna Mueller- Monroe County
Barbara Jaimet- Perry County
Dorothy Vancil- Perry County
Margaret Pursell- Perry County
Dolores Alvis- Perry County
Sherry Dunn- Perry County
Jackie Weatherford- Perry County
Lois Heisner- Perry County
Mary Tyler- Perry County
Becky Mueller- Pulaski County
Judy Atherton- Pulaski County
Millie DeWitt- Pulaski County
Angela Crain- Randolph County
Sarah Wagner- Randolph County
Dawn Turner- Randolph County
Shirley McCormick- Randolph County
Nikki Malley- Randolph County
Carol Hamilton- Randolph County
Mary Threlkeld- Randolph County
Joyce Korobey- St. Clair County
Deb Barnes- St. Clair County
Sally Davy- St. Clair County
Doris Carthy- St. Clair County
Susan Widincamp- St. Clair County
Caryl Boch- St. Clair County
Margaret Boughman- St. Clair County
Pam Fowl- St. Clair County
Brenda Reed- St. Clair County
Mary Carroll- St. Clair County
Tonda VanHoose- St. Clair County
Janet Adams- St. Clair County
Shirley West- St. Clair County
Barb Viviano- St. Clair County
Carol Lunan- St. Clair County
Carol Schlosser- St. Clair County
CindiMcDonald- St. Clair County
KacieWood- St. Clair County
Ruth Dehne- St. Clair County
Cheryl Mathews- St. Clair County
Sharon Mehrtens- St. Clair County
Nancy Roach- St. Clair County
Dorothy Joshway- St. Clair County
Brandi Jewell- St. Clair County
Sharon Campbell- St. Clair County
Andrea Shipley- St. Clair County
Janet Ringkamp- St. Clair County
Judy Albo- St. Clair County
Danielle Hyatt- St. Clair County
Connie White- St. Clair County
Melanie Diel- St. Clair County
Lucy Skibinski- St. Clair County
Mary Thurman- St. Clair County
LaRene Kinkade- St. Clair County
Katie Gallagher Main- St. Clair County
Emily Kuzma- St. Clair County
Debra Armes- Union County
J. Louise Williams- Union County
Ashley Alley- Union County
Evelyn Dasenbrock- Union County
Beverly McKinney- Union County
Donna K Hackstadt- Washington County
Patsy Bowey- Williamson County
Shirley Parrish- Williamson County
Patti Howard- Williamson County
Kathi Neubert- Williamson County
Sue Pentecost- Williamson County
Evelyn Barber- Williamson County
Sue Hamilton- Williamson County
Jessica Holte- Williamson County
Kathy Dawson- Williamson County
Charlottee Connell- Williamson County
Sharon Pritchett- Williamson County
Pixie Vaughn- Williamson County
Claire Giles- Williamson County
Sharon Helleny- Williamson County
Maribeth Whitsell- Williamson County
Carolyn Harmon- Williamson County
Loretta Towle- Williamson County
Jessie Kibler- Williamson County