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|Daniel K. Biss|
|Running for Illinois State Senate District 9|
|Date of primary||March 20, 2012|
|General election||November 6, 2012|
|Illinois House of Representatives District 17|
|January 12, 2011-Present|
|January 12, 2013|
|Years in position||3|
|Per diem||$132/per session day|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||Harvard University, 1998|
|Ph.D.||Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002|
|Birthday||August 27, 1977|
|Place of birth||Akron, OH|
From 2005 to 2008, Biss was an Assistant Professor of Mathematics and from 2002 to 2005, the L.E. Dickson Instructor of Mathematics at the University of Chicago. He previously made an unsuccessful bid for the 17th District seat in 2008. He volunteered for organizations supporting Senator John Kerry in the 2008 presidential elections and claims to be a "seasoned grassroots organizer." He serves on the Evanston Environment Board, was President of the Democratic Party of Evanston and serves on the board of the Indo-American Democratic Organization and the Chicago branch of Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century.
Biss earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Biss has been appointed to the following committees:
- Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Education
- Appropriations-Higher Education
- Consumer Protection
- International Trade & Commerce
- Personnel & Pensions
- Small Business Empowerment & Workforce Development
- See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012
Biss is running in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 9. Biss is running unopposed in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012. Incumbent Jeffrey Schoenberg (D) is not running for re-election. Marc Levine is running unopposed in the Republican primary. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.
Biss won election in the state's November 2, 2010 general election, defeating Hamilton Chang.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 17 (2010)|
|Daniel K. Biss (D)||23,134||54.78%|
|Hamilton Chang (R)||19,096||45.22%|
In 2010, Biss raised $764,738 in contributions. 
His four largest contributors were:
|Illinois Democratic Party||$208,446|
|Illinois Education Association||$25,472|
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Biss and his wife, Karin Steinbrueck, have two sons.
- Illinois House of Representatives - Daniel Biss
- Biss' campaign website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Biss' facebook
- Biss' twitter
- Biss' LinkedIn
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