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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.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Daniel K. Biss''' (b. August 27, 1977) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Illinois State Senate]], representing District 9. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012. He previously served in the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] 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.
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Biss earned his Bachelor's from Harvard University and his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His professional experience includes working as a professor at the University of Chicago.<ref>[http://danielbiss.com/about ''Daniel Biss, Democrat for State Rep.'', "About Daniel," accessed June 20, 2011.]</ref>
 
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Biss earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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==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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|Committee7 =
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
 
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Biss served on the following committees:
 
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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|State = Illinois
* [[Bio-Technology Committee, Illinois House of Representatives|Bio-Technology]]
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|year = 2011
* [[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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|Chamber = House of Representatives
* [[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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|Committee2 = Appropriations-Higher Education
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|Committee3 = Bio-Technology
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|Committee4 = Consumer Protection
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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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|Committee8 =
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|Committee9 =
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|Committee10 =
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}}
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Biss
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|Full name = Daniel K. Biss
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|year = 2008
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|Editdate = July 12, 2013
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|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=46720 ''followthemoney.org'', "Biss, Daniel," accessed July 12, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Democratic
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|totalraised2012 = 588845
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate, District 9]]
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|totalraised2010 = 764738
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010|Illinois State House, District 17]]
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|totalraised2008 = 470233
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|result2008 = Lost
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|office2008 = [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2008|Illinois State House, District 17]]
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}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
{{State leg donor}}
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Biss
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|full Name = Daniel K. Biss
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=144149
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|office= Illinois State Senate
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|new = yes
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 588,845
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|org1 = Daniel Biss for State Representative
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|org2 = Stand For Children
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|org3 = Illinois Democratic Party
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|org4 = Rossman, Beverly
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|org5 = Illinois Venture Capital Association
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|orgamount1 = 80997
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|orgamount2 = 48020
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|orgamount3 = 39103
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|orgamount4 = 10000
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|orgamount5 = 10000
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|}}
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===2010===
 
===2010===
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{{SLP donor box 2010
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|name = Biss
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|full Name = Daniel K. Biss
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116764
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|office= Illinois House of Representatives
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|new = yes
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 764,738
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|org1 = Illinois Democratic Party
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|org2 = Illinois Education Association
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|org3 = Afscme Illinois
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|org4 = Rossman, Beverly
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|org5 = Illinois Federation of Teachers
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|orgamount1 = 208446
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|orgamount2 = 25472
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|orgamount3 = 20000
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|orgamount4 = 20000
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|orgamount5 = 17379
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|}}
  
In 2010, Biss raised $764,738 in contributions. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=IL&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref> 
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===2008===
 
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{{SLP donor box 2008
His four largest contributors were:
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|name = Biss  
 
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|full Name = Daniel K. Biss
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|reference = http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98611
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|office= Illinois House of Representatives
| Illinois Democratic Party
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|new = lost
| Align="Right" | $208,446
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 470,233
| Illinois Education Association
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|org1 = Actblue
| Align="Right" | $25,472
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|org2 = North Suburban Teachers Union
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|org3 = Rossman, Beverly
| AFSCME
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|org4 = Stone, Donna
| Align="Right" | $20,000
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|org5 = Adamopoulos, Dean
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|orgamount1 = 35046
| Rossman, Beverly
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|orgamount2 = 14000
| Align="Right" | $20,000
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|orgamount3 = 14000
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|orgamount4 = 7500
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|orgamount5 = 5245
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|}}
  
 
==Scorecards==
 
==Scorecards==
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====2012====
 
====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. <ref name="IOP"/>
 
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 children.
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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==Personal==
 
Biss and his wife, Karin Steinbrueck, have two sons.
 
 
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}  
 
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*[http://www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1778 Illinois House of Representatives - Daniel Biss]
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* [http://www.ilga.gov/senate/Senator.asp?GA=98&MemberID=2020 Biography, bills and committees] at the 98th Illinois General Assembly
*[http://danielbiss.com/ Biss' campaign website]
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**Previous sessions: [http://www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?GA=97&MemberID=1778 97th]
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=101726 Project Vote Smart biography]
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*[http://danielbiss.com/ Campaign website]
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=101726 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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{{LegisLinks | votesmart = 101726 | followthemoney = | fb = pages/Daniel-Biss/18728922803 | linked = | twitter = danielbiss | wikipedia = Daniel_Biss }}
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116764 2010]
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*[http://www.linkedin.com/in/danielbiss Profile] at LinkedIn
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Daniel-Biss/18728922803 Biss' facebook]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=144149 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=116764 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98611 2008]
*[http://twitter.com/danielbiss Biss' twitter]
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*[http://www.linkedin.com/in/danielbiss Biss' LinkedIn]
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==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 20:38, 12 July 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. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012. He previously served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 2011 to 2013.

Biss earned his Bachelor's from Harvard University and his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His professional experience includes working as a professor at the University of Chicago.[1]

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

Comprehensive donor information for Biss is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Biss raised a total of $1,823,816 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 12, 2013.[6]

Daniel K. Biss's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State Senate, District 9 Won $588,845
2010 Illinois State House, District 17 Won $764,738
2008 Illinois State House, District 17 Defeated $470,233
Grand Total Raised $1,823,816

2012

Biss won election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Biss raised a total of $588,845.
Illinois State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Daniel K. Biss's campaign in 2012
Daniel Biss for State Representative$80,997
Stand For Children$48,020
Illinois Democratic Party$39,103
Rossman, Beverly$10,000
Illinois Venture Capital Association$10,000
Total Raised in 2012$588,845
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Biss won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Biss raised a total of $764,738.

2008

Biss lost the election for the Illinois House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Biss raised a total of $470,233.

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]

Personal

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

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