Illinois Races: Mike Boland Running for Lt. Governor

After 15 years as State Rep., Boland is ready to step it up

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2009  |  Updated 2:11 PM CDT
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Mike Boland (D), Running for Lt. Governor

State Rep. Mike Boland is one of six Democratic candidates running for lieutenant governor.

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After 15 years in the Illinois State House, Mike Boland is ready to step it up and run for lieutenant governor. In order to win the spot left vacant after Pat Quinn took over as governor in January, 2009, Boland will have to compete with five other Democratic candidates.

Born in Iowa in 1942, Boland obtained his bachelor’s at Upper Iowa University. Five years later he received his master’s degree in Education at Henderson State University.

In 2008, his most recent re-election as State Representative, Boland managed to raise $142,898, obtaining 30,951 votes.

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