Two Republicans are vying for the postition to be on the November ballot for Congressional Dist 12.
Darren is grounded in the conservative values of individual liberty, social responsibility, and working hard.
In 2016, along with running the family farm, Darren and Cindy founded Full Armor Christian Academy, a preschool through grade 12 school. He served 17 years on the North Clay Unit 25 Board of Education in Louisville, including 12 years as President of the Board.
In 2018, Darren was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives 109th district. There he fought for our freedoms and against tax hikes, reckless spending, and sanctuary state legislation. Darren then served the 55th district in the Illinois State Senate, and with his lifelong background in farming, worked as the lead Republican on the Senate Agriculture Committee.
Darren has always been a strong advocate for his community and its agricultural roots. He is a member of the Louisville Rotary Club and Illinois Independent Business Federation, as well as the Illinois Wheat Association, National and State Corn Growers Association, National and State Soybean Association, and the Fellowship of Christian Farmers. Darren is also a lifetime member of the Farm Bureau and an alumnus of Future Farmers of America.
Darren is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. He is a member of the Illinois State Rifle Association, Guns Save Life, and is a Life member of the National Rifle Association.
2023 was a challenging, yet productive year in Washington, D.C. Even with our slim majority, House Republicans were able to deliver many conservative wins. We put an end to Joe Biden’ unconstitutional ATF rule on pistol braces, protect your right as a parent to have a say in your children’s education, protect women’s sports, eliminate the military vaccine mandate, repeal 87,000 IRS agents, ensure babies who survive a botched abortion receive the medical care they deserve, and so much more. Personally, I introduced 27 bills and resolutions and co-sponsored another 255 bills and resolutions. I am proud to say that several of my bills were signed into law, including my amendment to protect veterans’ Second Amendment Rights.
I am proud of my work in 2023, but there are still many things left to accomplish. We must secure our southern border, reign in government spending, and put the breaks on Joe Biden and the radical liberals’ socialist agenda. As a battle-tested conservative, I am ready to continue the fight for our shared values.
I have a strong conservative record and proudly support President Donald J. Trump for re-election. I have a 100% rating and have been endorsed by National Right to Life, been endorsed by the NRA every cycle, and I voted to build the border wall, protect the Second Amendment, and end the woke nonsense in our schools. I voted against many government funding bills, including the $4 trillion debt limit increase, because they did address our debt crisis and failed to include provisions to secure our southern border. As I have proven, I am not afraid to stand up to both parties when it’s right for Southern Illinois.
Here at home, I pledged to have our constituent casework experts in every single one of our 34 counties this year, helping to best connect citizens with the direct help and in-person services they deserve. I am proud to say that I’ve kept my word and will do so again in 2024. We were able to personally help 1,464 constituents. On top of casework, my office has answered 81,000 constituent letters, and held over 421 constituent meetings in this past year.
I can’t thank you enough for giving me the honor of serving you in Congress. ~Mike Bost