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  Biss, Daniel
NameDaniel Biss
Address3255 Central Street
Evanston, Illinois 60201, United States
Website [Link]
Born August 27, 1977 (43 years)
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Feb 01, 2018 11:06am
InfoDaniel Biss is a Democratic candidate for the Illinois House of Representative in the 17th District. As a teacher, university researcher, political organizer, and civically active community member, Daniel cares deeply about solving problems and ensuring that our district's strong Democratic values are represented in Springfield.

An experienced mathematician and teacher, Daniel was most recently Assistant Professor of mathematics at The University of Chicago. He also volunteers as a math teacher at the North Lawndale College Preparatory High School, a charter school on Chicago's west side aimed at readying at-risk youth for college. Daniel's commitment to excellence in education plays a defining role in his desire to make a difference for Illinois.

A seasoned grassroots organizer, Daniel has coordinated political campaigns throughout the area. As co-chair of the Illinois Committee of 100 and the Illinois Kerry Travelers, he has helped progressive candidates on both state and federal levels in their fight to make substantive change. Through these efforts, Daniel has created avenues for thousands of dedicated Illinois citizens to join the political process and act on their commitment to our democracy.

Now, Daniel wants to make a more direct impact by representing the citizens of the 17th District and pushing for real reform in the state of Illinois.

A resident of Evanston, Daniel is married to Karin Steinbrueck, a former Peace Corps volunteer who is currently working on her PhD in history at Northwestern University. Daniel and Karin are members of the Democratic Party of Evanston and Temple Beth Israel in Skokie. Daniel serves on the steering committee of Our Climate Matters (a global warming project sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Wilmette), the Board of Directors of the Democratic Party of Evanston, the Social Action Committee of Temple Beth Israel, the Voice and Action Committee of the Young Professionals of Evanston, and the Advisory Board of the Chicago branch of Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century.

Daniel earned his doctorate from MIT and his undergraduate degree from Harvard University.



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