- Latest Office Held:
- US House, IL
- Latest 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.
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Campaign Finance$9,698,649 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.
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Top IndustriesOpenSecrets.org and FollowTheMoney.org classify contribution data into about 100 industries.
In State vs. Out of Statecontributions from individuals, in dollars
Individuals vs. PACsin dollars
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- Organizations' PAC(s)
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- Associated Individuals
Bundled Lobbyist ContributionsLobbyists 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
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 Statein dollars
Fiscal Year Amount Description 2009 $4,800,000 Proton Therapy 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 2009 $1,235,000 DeKalb/Taylor Municipal Airport, Various Improvements, IL 2009 $1,200,000 Neutron/Hadron Particle Therapy 2010 $1,000,000 Ogden Avenue Grade Separation, Aurora, IL 2009 $950,000 The Eola Road and I-88 Interchange Project, 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 DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport Drainage Upgrades, IL