Brad Schneider

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Brad Schneider
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U.S. House, Illinois, District 10
Incumbent-elect
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNorthwestern University
Master'sNorthwestern University
Personal
BirthdayAug. 20, 1961
Place of birthDenver, Colorado
ProfessionStrategic Management Consultant
ReligionJewish
Websites
Campaign website
Brad Schneider campaign logo
Brad Schneider is a 2012 Democratic candidate who won election to the U.S. House representing the 10th Congressional District of Illinois. Schneider defeated Vivek Bavda, Ilya Sheyman and John Tree in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012.[1]

Biography

Schneider grew up in Denver, Colorado before moving to Chicago to attend Northwestern University. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and then later received a master’s from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He worked in Israel for a year before returning to Chicago to work with PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Schneider worked at other consulting jobs and businesses before deciding to run for office.[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Schneider's academic, professional and political career[3]:

  • 2008-Present: Founded Cadence Consulting Group, LLC
  • 2007-2008: Interim COO, Transportation Solutions Group
  • 2003-2008: Director, Blackman Kallick
  • 1997-2003: Managing principal, Davis Dann Adler Schneider
  • 1994-1997: Founder, managing principal, Schneider Consulting Group
  • 1993-1994: Head of strategy/mergers and acquisitions, Commerce Clearing House
  • 1986-1988: Attended Northwestern University, earned a MBA
  • 1979-1983: Attended Northwestern University, earned a B.S.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

On his campaign website Schneider has 14 leading issues that he is concerned about. They are:[4]

  • Restoring Confidence and Opportunity to the Middle Class
  • Jobs and the Economy
  • Fiscal Reform
  • Education
  • Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and Other Safety Net Programs
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Energy Security
  • Health Care
  • Protecting Women’s Rights
  • LGBT Equality & Civil Rights
  • National Security and Foreign Policy
  • Security and Peace for Israel
  • Immigration Reform
  • Separation of Church and State

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois' 10th congressional district elections, 2012

Schneider defeated incumbent Robert J. Dold.[5] Schneider was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 10th District. Schneider had sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket. [6] The signature filing deadline was December 27, 2011, with the primary taking place on March 20, 2012. Incumbent Robert Dold had sought re-election on the Republican ticket.

Schneider defeated candidates Vivek Bavda, Ilya Sheyman and John Tree in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012.[1] Incumbent Robert J. Dold ran unopposed in the Republican primary, and will face Schneider in the general election on November 6, 2012.

U.S. House, Illinois' 10th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Schneider 46.9% 15,530
Ilya Sheyman 38.6% 12,767
John Tree 8.9% 2,938
Vivek Bavda 5.7% 1,881
Total Votes 33,116

Endorsements

Schenider was endorsed by newspapers The Chicago Tribune and The Daily Herald[7]

Other endorsements come from House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, former U.S. Senator Adlai Stevenson III, State Senator Susan Garrett, State Senator Jeff Schoenberg, former State Senator Howard Carroll, former State Senator Arthur Berman, former State Representative Julie Hamos, former State Representative Dr. Bruce Douglas, Des Plaines Mayor Marty Moylan, former Buffalo Grove Mayor Elliott Hartstein, former Wheeling Village President Sheila Schultz, Chicago Alderman Brendan Reilly, Chicago Alderman Toni Foulkes, and numerous other local and county officials.[7]

Campaign donors

2012

Brad Schneider (2012) [8] Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Pre-Primary[9]March 8, 2012$451,786.88$131,597.13$(373,648.27)$209,735.74
April Quarterly[10]April 15, 2012$209,735.74$268,886.20$(252,422.43)$226,199.51
July Quarterly[11]July 15, 2012$226,199.51$582,539.69$(241,115.83)$567,623.37
October Quarterly[12]October 15, 2012$567,623.37$782,212.30$(1,082,210.24)$267,625.43
Pre-General[13]October 25, 2012$267,625.43$215,822.50$(389,083.61)$94,364.32
Running totals
$1,981,057.82$(2,338,480.38)

In a July 10, 2012 article from Politico it was released that Schneider raised $582,000 in the second quarter, and currently had $567,000 cash-on-hand.[14]

Personal

Schneider lives in Deerfield, Illinois with his wife, Julie, and their two sons, Adam (18) and Daniel (17). [15]

External links

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References