Mike Bost speaks to local junior high students about life in Congress

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Congressman Mike Bost addresses the room full of junior high students at Carriel last Thursday. Bost spoke about life in Congress, what it is like to meet a president of the United States, and answered questions on a variety of topics and issues. (O’Fallon Weekly Photo by Nick Miller)

O’FALLON – The students at Carriel Junior High School had the opportunity to get a front row seat to national politics on Thursday when Congressman Mike Bost visited the school and spoke about his role in the government.

Bost, who lives in Murphysboro and is serving his second term in Washington, gave a brief introduction and bit of background before diving into talking about his current role. He began his political career by running for the county board. Later he would be elected to the Illinois House of Representatives where he would stay until 2014 when he was elected to Congress.

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