Daniel K. Biss

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Daniel K. Biss
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Illinois House of Representatives District 17
In office
January 12, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2013
Years in position 4
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$132/per session day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sHarvard University, 1998
Ph.D.Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002
Date of birthAugust 27, 1977
Place of birthAkron, OH
Office website
Personal website
Daniel K. Biss (b. August 27, 1977) is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives. Biss represents the 17th District. He was elected in November of 2010.

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


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Biss has been appointed to the following committees:



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

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


In 2010, Biss raised $764,738 in contributions. [3]

His four largest contributors were:

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


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

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Political offices
Preceded by
Elizabeth Coulson
Illinois House of Representatives District 17
Succeeded by