|Member of the Illinois Senate
from the 50th district
July 1, 1995 – January 9, 2013
|Preceded by||Karen Hasara|
|Succeeded by||Sam McCann|
June 6, 1950 |
|Alma mater||Lincoln Land Community College|
|Profession||Independent Insurance Agent|
Bomke considers his major accomplishments to be the improvement of fairness within the state pension system, fighting for Rule of 85 which allows state employees to retire before age 65. His accomplishments also include the expansion of property tax grants, and discounted prescriptions to senior citizens. He also cites his sponsorship of a bill requiring health plans to cover 48-hour stays for newborns in hospitals, and advocates comprehensive crime legislation and ending 'excess privileges' for prisoners. Senator Bomke fought for comprehensive crime legislation, including public notification of a known sex offender moving into a community.
Committees on Transportation, (minority spokesperson); Appropriations II; Financial Institutions; State Government and Veterans Affairs; Alzheimer's Disease Task Force; State Employees Suggestion Award Board, (chair); Legislative Printing Unit; Legislative Research Unit, (co-chair).
Senator Bomke previously served as chairman of the Sangamon County Board and was a member of the Sangamon County Board. He is involved locally in the United Way, American Heart Association, Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, Sangamon County Farm Bureau, Toastmasters, and Friends of Foster/Adoptive Families.
In February 2009, shortly after Governor Rod Blagojevich was removed from office and in the midst of the state's financial crisis, Bomke, announced a bill which targeted William Ayers for removal from his teaching position at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The proposal states that anyone "who has committed an act of violence against the governments of the United States or Illinois cannot work at a public university."
Senator Bomke is a small-business owner. He is married to Sally Jo and has one son Wulf and one daughter, Natalie
- About Senator Larry Bomke Senator Larry Bomke
- Ray Long and Jeffrey Meitrodt (2007-07-14). "$600 makeup bill could make Gov. Blagojevich blush". The Chicago Tribune.
- Rueff, Ashley State legislator wants William Ayers fired from UIC The Chicago Tribune, February 5, 2009
- Illinois General Assembly - Senator Larry Bomke (R) 50th District official IL Senate website
- Senator Larry Bomke official Republican Party website
- Senator Larry Bomke official campaign website
- Follow the Money - Larry K Bomke