|U.S. House, Illinois, District 10|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Predecessor||Robert J. Dold (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Birthday||Aug. 20, 1961|
|Place of birth||Denver, Colorado|
|Profession||Strategic Management Consultant|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Personal
- 9 External links
- 10 References
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.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Schneider's academic, professional and political career:
- 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.
Schneider serves on the following committees:
- Committee on Foreign Affairs
- Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa
- Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade
- Committee on Small Business
On his campaign website Schneider had 14 leading issues that he was concerned about. They included:
- Restoring Confidence and Opportunity to the Middle Class
- Jobs and the Economy
- Fiscal Reform
- 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
Schneider is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.
Schneider defeated incumbent Robert J. Dold (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012. Schneider ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 10th District. Schneider ran on the Democratic ticket.  The signature filing deadline was December 27, 2011, with the primary taking place on March 20, 2012. Incumbent Robert Dold sought re-election on the Republican ticket.
|U.S. House, Illinois District 10 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Robert J. Dold Incumbent||49.4%||130,564|
|Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"|
Schneider defeated candidates Vivek Bavda, Ilya Sheyman and John Tree in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012. Incumbent Robert J. Dold ran unopposed in the Republican primary, and was defeated by Schneider in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|U.S. House, Illinois' 10th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012|
Other endorsements came 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.
Comprehensive donor information for Schneider is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Schneider raised a total of $3,043,849 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5,2013.
|Brad Schneider's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||U.S. House (Illinois, District 10)||$3,043,849|
|Grand Total Raised||$3,043,849|
|U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 10th Congressional District, 2012 - Brad Schneider Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$4,515,518|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$4,531,084|
|Top contributors to Brad Schneider's campaign committee|
|Mesirow Financial Holdings||$33,333|
|Henry Crown & Co||$25,850|
|Democratic Congressional Campaign Cmte||$21,196|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Securities & Investment||$154,883|
Lifetime voting record
According to the website GovTrack, Schneider missed 0 of 89 roll call votes from Jan 2013 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 0.0%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Schneider's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $9,318,440 and $28,151,000. That averages to $18,734,720, which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874.
National Journal vote ratings
- See also: National Journal vote ratings
Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Information on 2012 vote rating is unavailable.
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- Media coverage:
- 2012 candidate questionnaire and video at ABC 7 Chicago
- ABC News 7 "Election Results Primary 2012" Accessed March 20, 2012
- Brad Schneider for Congress' "Brad's Story" Accessed January 14, 2012
- National Journal, "Illinois, 10th House District," November 7, 2012
- CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
- Brad Schenider for Congress "Issues" Accessed December 29, 2011
- Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," March 5, 2013
- Politico "2012 Election Map, Illinois"
- Chicago Sun-Times "Brad Schneider running in Illinois 10 Democratic primary" Accessed December 5, 2011
- Schneider for Congress "Endorsements" Accessed April 26, 2012
- Open Secrets "Brad Schneider" Accessed April 5, 2013
- Open Secrets "Brad Schneider 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 22, 2013
- Politico "Morning Score" Accessed July 10, 2012
- GovTrack, "Brad Schneider," Accessed April 1, 2013
- OpenSecrets.org, "Schneider (D-Ill), 2011"
- Brad Schneider for Congress "Brad's Story" Accessed December 29, 2011
Robert J. Dold (R)
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