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  |Name = Daniel K. Biss
  political position  = Illinois House of Representatives District 17 |
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  |Position = Illinois State Senate District 9
  assumed office      = [[Swearing-in dates of state legislators elected on November 2, 2010|January 12, 2011]] |
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  |Status = Incumbent
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|Assumed office = 2013
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}}{{tnr}}'''Daniel K. Biss''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]]. Biss represents the 17th District.  He was elected in [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010#District 17|November of 2010]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Daniel K. Biss''' (b. August 27, 1977) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]], representing District 9 since 2013. Biss is a former [[Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]], representing District 17 from 2011 to 2013.
  
 
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."<ref>[http://danielbiss.com/about ''Daniel Biss, Democrat for State Rep.'', "About Daniel," accessed June 20, 2011.]</ref> 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.  
 
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."<ref>[http://danielbiss.com/about ''Daniel Biss, Democrat for State Rep.'', "About Daniel," accessed June 20, 2011.]</ref> 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 and his wife, Karin Steinbrueck, have two sons. He earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Biss earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Biss served on the following committees:
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|Committee2 = Education
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|Committee3 = Environment
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|Committee4 = Higher Education
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|Committee5 = Licensed Activities and Pensions
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|Committee6 = Local Government
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Biss has been appointed to the following committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Biss served on the following committees:
* [[Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Educ Committee, Illinois House of Representatives|Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Education]]
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* [[Appropriations-Higher Education Committee, Illinois House of Representatives|Appropriations-Higher Education]]
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* [[Bio-Technology Committee, Illinois House of Representatives|Bio-Technology]]
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* [[Consumer Protection Committee, Illinois House of Representatives|Consumer Protection]]
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* [[International Trade & Commerce Committee, Illinois House of Representatives|International Trade & Commerce]]
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* [[Personnel & Pensions Committee, Illinois House of Representatives|Personnel & Pensions]]
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|Committee1 = Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Educ
* [[Small Business Empowerment & Workforce Development Committee|Small Business Empowerment & Workforce Development]]
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|Committee5 = International Trade & Commerce
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|Committee6 = Personnel & Pensions
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|Committee7 = Small Business Empowerment & Workforce Development
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2012====
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Biss' campaign website listed the following issues:<ref>[http://danielbiss.com/issues Campaign website, Issues]</ref>
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*'''Jobs and the Economy
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:Excerpt: "I have a five-point plan for job creation for Illinois that includes investment in small business, technology, and education. My plan focuses on innovation and is rooted in the principles of efficiency, transparency, and sustainability."
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*'''Political Reform
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:Excerpt: "While the state faces many problems that demand creative solutions, none is more pressing than political reform that will restore the public confidence in our government."
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*'''Education
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:Excerpt: "Illinois schools must prepare our children for the future. In a global economy, American competitiveness rests on providing each student with the best possible education. Improving Illinois's schools is my top priority."
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*'''Health Care
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:Excerpt: "As your State Representative, I will fight to fix our broken health care system. In particular, I will support efforts to provide health insurance coverage to all Illinoisans."
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*'''Environment
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:Excerpt: "Today, however, we face the largest environmental challenge in history, the threat of global warming. As your State Representative, I will work to ensure that Illinois is a leader in developing the policies and technologies needed to solve global warming and the other environmental challenges of our time."
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*'''Choice
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:Excerpt: "Experience has taught us that the best way to keep abortion safe but rare is to combine pro-choice laws with broad reproductive health education programs."
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*'''Smart Growth
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:Excerpt: "I believe that Illinois should invest in the health of existing communities, rather than subsidizing sprawling growth in largely undeveloped exurban areas."
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*'''Civil Rights
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:Excerpt: "As your State Representative, I will consistently work to pass laws that support and strengthen these rights and protections."
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2012===
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:: ''See also: [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012]]''
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Biss won election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate]] District 9. Biss was unopposed in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012 and defeated [[Glenn Farkas]] (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForCandidates.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections'' "Candidate List," retrieved August 4, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GEOfficialVote.pdf Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed December 31, 2012]</ref>
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===2010===
 
Biss won election in the state's November 2, 2010 general election, defeating Hamilton Chang.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2010GEOfficialVote.pdf Illinois Official 2010 General Election Results]</ref>
 
Biss won election in the state's November 2, 2010 general election, defeating Hamilton Chang.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2010GEOfficialVote.pdf Illinois Official 2010 General Election Results]</ref>
 
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==Scorecards==
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===Illinois Opportunity Project===
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::''See also: [[Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card]]''
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The Illinois Opportunity Project, "an independent research and public policy enterprise that promotes legislative solutions in advance of free markets and free minds," annually releases its '''Legislative Vote Card''', grading all members in both chambers of the [[Illinois General Assembly]] on the basis of their support of "pro-growth economic policies that increase personal freedom and reign in expansive government."<ref>[https://illinoisopportunity.org/the-project/ Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013]</ref><ref name="IOP">[http://illinoisopportunity.org/votecard/ Illinois Opportunity Project, Legislative Vote Card home page, accessed February 21, 2013]</ref>
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Biss received a score of 50.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of D- according to the IOP’s grading scale.  His score was tied for the 55th highest among all 120 members of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] included in the Vote Card. <ref name="IOP"/>
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==Personal==
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Biss and his wife, Karin Steinbrueck, have two sons.
  
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://danielbiss.com/ Biss' campaign website]
 
*[http://danielbiss.com/ Biss' campaign website]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=101726 Project Vote Smart biography]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=101726 Project Vote Smart biography]
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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=101726 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116764 2010]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Daniel-Biss/18728922803 Biss' facebook]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Daniel-Biss/18728922803 Biss' facebook]
 
*[http://twitter.com/danielbiss Biss' twitter]
 
*[http://twitter.com/danielbiss Biss' twitter]
 
*[http://www.linkedin.com/in/danielbiss Biss' LinkedIn]
 
*[http://www.linkedin.com/in/danielbiss Biss' LinkedIn]
* [http://www.elections.il.gov/ElectionInformation/OfficesUpForElection.aspx?ID=29 Illinois State Board of Elections Nov. 2, 2010 general election listing]
 
* [http://www.suntimes.com/news/elections/results/illinois/house/index.html February 2, 2010 primary election results]
 
  
 
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Revision as of 15:09, 9 April 2013

Daniel K. Biss
Daniel Biss.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 9
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Illinois House of Representatives District 17
2011-2013
Education
Bachelor'sHarvard University, 1998
Ph.D.Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002
Personal
BirthdayAugust 27, 1977
Place of birthAkron, OH
ReligionJewish
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Daniel K. Biss (b. August 27, 1977) is a Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 9 since 2013. Biss is a former Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 17 from 2011 to 2013.

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."[1] 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.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Biss served on the following committees:

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Committee of the Whole
Education
Environment
Higher Education
Licensed Activities and Pensions
Local Government

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Biss served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Biss' campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Jobs and the Economy
Excerpt: "I have a five-point plan for job creation for Illinois that includes investment in small business, technology, and education. My plan focuses on innovation and is rooted in the principles of efficiency, transparency, and sustainability."
  • Political Reform
Excerpt: "While the state faces many problems that demand creative solutions, none is more pressing than political reform that will restore the public confidence in our government."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Illinois schools must prepare our children for the future. In a global economy, American competitiveness rests on providing each student with the best possible education. Improving Illinois's schools is my top priority."
  • Health Care
Excerpt: "As your State Representative, I will fight to fix our broken health care system. In particular, I will support efforts to provide health insurance coverage to all Illinoisans."
  • Environment
Excerpt: "Today, however, we face the largest environmental challenge in history, the threat of global warming. As your State Representative, I will work to ensure that Illinois is a leader in developing the policies and technologies needed to solve global warming and the other environmental challenges of our time."
  • Choice
Excerpt: "Experience has taught us that the best way to keep abortion safe but rare is to combine pro-choice laws with broad reproductive health education programs."
  • Smart Growth
Excerpt: "I believe that Illinois should invest in the health of existing communities, rather than subsidizing sprawling growth in largely undeveloped exurban areas."
  • Civil Rights
Excerpt: "As your State Representative, I will consistently work to pass laws that support and strengthen these rights and protections."

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Biss won election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 9. Biss was unopposed in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012 and defeated Glenn Farkas (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Illinois State Senate, District 9, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel K. Biss 67% 69,064
     Republican Glenn Farkas 33% 34,081
Total Votes 103,145

2010

Biss won election in the state's November 2, 2010 general election, defeating Hamilton Chang.[5]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 17 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Daniel K. Biss (D) 23,134 54.78%
Hamilton Chang (R) 19,096 45.22%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Biss raised $764,738 in contributions. [6]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Illinois Democratic Party $208,446
Illinois Education Association $25,472
AFSCME $20,000
Rossman, Beverly $20,000

Scorecards

Illinois Opportunity Project

See also: Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card

The Illinois Opportunity Project, "an independent research and public policy enterprise that promotes legislative solutions in advance of free markets and free minds," annually releases its Legislative Vote Card, grading all members in both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly on the basis of their support of "pro-growth economic policies that increase personal freedom and reign in expansive government."[7][8]

2012

Biss received a score of 50.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of D- according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 55th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card. [8]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Daniel + Biss + Illinois + Legislature

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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Personal

Biss and his wife, Karin Steinbrueck, have two sons.

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jeffrey Schoenberg (D)
Illinois State Senate District 9
2013–present
Succeeded by
NA
Preceded by
Elizabeth Coulson (R)
Illinois House of Representatives District 17
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Laura Fine (D)