Brad Schneider

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Brad Schneider
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U.S. House, Illinois, District 10
In office
January 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 2
PredecessorRobert J. Dold (R)
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,043,849
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sNorthwestern University
Master'sNorthwestern University
Date of birthAug. 20, 1961
Place of birthDenver, Colorado
ProfessionStrategic Management Consultant
Net worth$18,734,720
Office website
Campaign website
Brad Schneider campaign logo
Brad Schneider (b. Aug. 20, 1961 in Denver, Colorado) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House, representing the 10th Congressional District of Illinois. He was first elected to the U.S. House in 2012.[1]

Schneider defeated Vivek Bavda, Ilya Sheyman and John Tree in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012 and won election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Schneider is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's "Frontline" program.[3][4]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Schneider is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.


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.[1]


Below is an abbreviated outline of Schneider's professional and political career[5]:

  • 2013-Present: U.S. House, District 10
  • 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

Committee assignments

U.S. House


Schneider serves on the following committees:[6]


Campaign themes


On his campaign website Schneider had 14 leading issues that he was concerned about. They included:[7]

  • 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



See also: Illinois' 10th congressional district elections, 2014

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.[8]


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

Schneider defeated incumbent Robert J. Dold (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[9] Schneider ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 10th District. Schneider ran on the Democratic ticket. [10] 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
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Schneider 50.6% 133,890
     Republican Robert J. Dold Incumbent 49.4% 130,564
Total Votes 264,454
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.[2] 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 District 10 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


Schenider was endorsed by newspapers The Chicago Tribune and The Daily Herald[11]

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.[11]

Campaign donors

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.[12]

Brad Schneider's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Illinois, District 10) Won $3,043,849
Grand Total Raised $3,043,849


Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Schneider's reports.[13]

Brad Schenider Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[14]4/15/2013$14,244.17$390,206.80$(147,467.66)$256,983.31
July Quarterly[15]7/15/2013$256,983.31$386,690.55$(112,507.70)$531,166.16
Running totals

Schneider was a top freshman fundraiser in the 113th congress as a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's "Frontline" program.[16][17]


Breakdown of the source of Schneider's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Schneider won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Schneider's campaign committee raised a total of $3,043,849 and spent $3,029,605.[18]

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.[19]


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.

Lifetime missed votes

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

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.[20]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives


Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by - 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.[21]

Voting with party


Brad Schneider voted with the Democratic Party 89.2% of the time, which ranked 179th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[22]


Schneider lives in Deerfield, Illinois with his wife, Julie, and their two sons, Adam (18) and Daniel (17). [23]

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External links

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Brad Schneider for Congress' "Brad's Story" Accessed January 14, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 ABC News 7 "Election Results Primary 2012" Accessed March 20, 2012
  3. Boston Globe "For freshman in Congress, focus is on raising money" Accessed May 13, 2013
  4. Boston Globe "For freshman in Congress, focus is on raising money" Accessed May 13, 2013
  5. National Journal, "Illinois, 10th House District," November 7, 2012
  6., "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  7. Brad Schenider for Congress "Issues" Accessed December 29, 2011
  8. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," March 5, 2013
  9. Politico "2012 Election Map, Illinois"
  10. Chicago Sun-Times "Brad Schneider running in Illinois 10 Democratic primary" Accessed December 5, 2011
  11. 11.0 11.1 Schneider for Congress "Endorsements" Accessed April 26, 2012
  12. Open Secrets "Brad Schneider" Accessed April 5, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission "Brad Schneider 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 24, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission "April Quarterly" Accessed July 24, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission "July Quarterly" Accessed July 24, 2013
  16. Boston Globe "For freshman in Congress, focus is on raising money" Accessed May 13, 2013
  17. Boston Globe "For freshman in Congress, focus is on raising money" Accessed May 13, 2013
  18. Open Secrets "Brad Schneider 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 22, 2013
  19. Politico "Morning Score" Accessed July 10, 2012
  20. GovTrack, "Brad Schneider," Accessed April 1, 2013
  21., "Schneider (D-Ill), 2011"
  22. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  23. Brad Schneider for Congress "Brad's Story" Accessed December 29, 2011
Political offices
Preceded by
Robert J. Dold (R)
U.S. House of Representatives - Illinois, District 10
Succeeded by