Daniel K. Biss
|Daniel K. Biss|
|Illinois State Senate District 9|
|January 14, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Illinois House of Representatives District 17|
|Bachelor's||Harvard University, 1998|
|Ph.D.||Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002|
|Birthday||August 27, 1977|
|Place of birth||Akron, OH|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Endorsements
- 8 Personal
- 9 Recent news
- 10 External links
- 11 References
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Biss served on the following committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Committee of the Whole|
|• Higher Education|
|• Licensed Activities and Pensions|
|• Local Government|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Biss served on the following committees:
Biss' campaign website listed the following issues:
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Illinois State Senate will consist of a primary election on March 18, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Daniel Biss is unopposed in the Democratic primary.
- 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.
|Illinois State Senate, District 9, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Daniel K. Biss||67%||69,064|
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%|
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.
|Daniel K. Biss's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Illinois State Senate, District 9||$588,845|
|2010||Illinois State House, District 17||$764,738|
|2008||Illinois State House, District 17||$470,233|
|Grand Total Raised||$1,823,816|
2012Biss 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|
|Illinois Venture Capital Association||$10,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$588,845|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Biss won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Biss raised a total of $764,738.
|Illinois House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Daniel K. Biss's campaign in 2010|
|Illinois Democratic Party||$208,446|
|Illinois Education Association||$25,472|
|Illinois Federation of Teachers||$17,379|
|Total Raised in 2010||$764,738|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2008Biss lost the election for the Illinois House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Biss raised a total of $470,233.
|Illinois House of Representatives 2008 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Daniel K. Biss's campaign in 2008|
|North Suburban Teachers Union||$14,000|
|Total Raised in 2008||$470,233|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Illinois Opportunity Project
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."
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.
In 2014, Biss's endorsements include the following:
- Equality Illinois Political Action Committee (PAC)
Biss and his wife, Karin Steinbrueck, have two children.
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- Equality Illinois PAC issues early endorsements - ChicagoPride.com
- Legislators want former gang members barred from some state employment - The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)
- ?Baron von Carhartt? - The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)
- Dillard asks the right question - The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)
- *** UPDATED x2 *** Rauner bites back - The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)
- The curious case of Keith Matune - The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)
- Question of the day - The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)
- *** UPDATED x1 *** Fix it now - The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)
- RNUG's analysis of the three pension reform lawsuits filed so far - The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)
- Quinn rewrites history - The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Biography, bills and committees at the 98th Illinois General Assembly
- Previous sessions: 97th
- Campaign website
- Social media:
- Summary, biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Profile at Wikipedia
- Profile at LinkedIn
- Campaign contributions via Follow the Money: 2012, 2010, 2008
- Daniel Biss, Democrat for State Rep., "About Daniel," accessed June 20, 2011.
- Democracy for America, "Daniel Biss for State Representative," accessed February 20, 2014
- Illinois Secretary of State, "Unofficial candidate list," accessed December 3, 2013
- Illinois State Board of Elections, "Candidate List," retrieved August 4, 2011
- Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed December 31, 2012
- Illinois State Board of Elections, "Illinois Official 2010 General Election Results," accessed February 20, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Biss, Daniel," accessed July 12, 2013
- Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013
- Illinois Opportunity Project, "Legislative Vote Card home page," accessed February 21, 2013
- Windy City Media Group, "Equality Illinois PAC issues endorsements," January 17, 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed February 20, 2014
Jeffrey Schoenberg (D)
|Illinois State Senate District 9
| Succeeded by|
Elizabeth Coulson (R)
|Illinois House of Representatives District 17
| Succeeded by|
Laura Fine (D)