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Bill Foster

Office Held:
US House, IL
Office Sought:
US House, IL

George William "Bill" Foster (born October 7, 1955) is physicist, businessman, and the former U.S. Representative for Illinois's 14th congressional district, serving from 2008 until 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

$3,787,311 Received

Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:

  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

Latest FEC Data

covers through candidate's December 31, 2010 filing. independent expenditures updated daily.
  • Summary

    overview of how much the candidate raised and spent, and who contributed it
    Total Raised:
    $3,787,311 #17 of 713 House candidates
    Total Spent:
    $3,843,739 #20 of 713 House candidates
    Cash on Hand:
    $80,011 #264 of 713 House candidates
  • Contributions Over Time

    reflects only contributions over $200, as smaller contributions are not individually reported. For some candidates a significant portion of their fundraising may not be captured by this chart.
  • Independent Expenditures

    outside groups that spent money supporting or opposing the candidate
    Committee Name Support/Oppose Total Spending
    National Assn of Realtors
    National Republican Congressional Cmte
    American Future Fund
    Susan B Anthony List
    America Votes
    Revere America
    Americans For Limited Government
    National Abortion Rights Action League
    NARAL Pro-Choice America
note: data comes from latest FEC filings and has not been cleaned or standardized. See section below for standardized data.

Donor Information

federal data covers roughly through Q2 2014
state-level data is not available in bulk for 2014. for current state data, browse http://followthemoney.org/
  • Top Industries

    OpenSecrets.org and FollowTheMoney.org classify contribution data into about 100 industries.
    92% of the total amount raised came from an identifiable industry.
  • In State vs. Out of State

    contributions from individuals, in dollars
  • Top Contributors

    PAC Color Block
    Organizations' PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from an organization’s employees, their family members and its political action committee.
  • Bundled Lobbyist Contributions

    Lobbyists and lobbying firms that raised money from multiple donors on behalf of the politician. Contributions from the lobbyist or firm itself are not included.
    Bundler Amount
    Peter Harter, Intellectual Ventures LLC $38,400
View all campaign finance data for Bill Foster Sources: OpenSecrets.org Party Time


$9,185,000 Allocated

Figures are based on both committee earmark disclosures and on analysis of appropriations bill text. Table shows top 10 earmarks, ordered by dollar amount in the final version of the bill. Earmarks from the president's budget proposal are not included.

For more information, see our Earmark Methodology page.

  • In State vs. Out of State

    in dollars
  • Top Earmarks

    Fiscal Year Amount Description
    2010 $2,800,000 Northern Illinois Proton Treatment and Research Center: Northern Illinois Proton Treatment and Research Center
    2010 $1,600,000 Northern Illinois University: Hadron Particle Therapy
    2010 $1,000,000 Ogden Avenue Grade Separation, Aurora, IL
    2010 $800,000 Pace transit infrastructure for Randall Road, Kane County, IL
    2010 $600,000 Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL for a training program to prepare instructors to work with visually impaired veterans, which may include scholarships
    2010 $500,000 Unique Methodologies for Nano/Micro Manufacturing and Job Training for Nanotechnology
    2010 $500,000 DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport Drainage Upgrades, IL
    2010 $460,000 Elgin Police Department, Elgin, IL: Elgin Police Car Video Recording Replacement
    2010 $300,000 City of Aurora, IL: City of Aurora, IL, Electrical substation relocation, brownfield remediation, and economic revitalization
    2010 $200,000 Village of North Aurora, North Aurora, IL: Village of North Aurora Police Digital Radio Interoperability
View all earmarks data for Bill Foster Sources: OpenSecrets.org