|Robert J. Dold|
|U.S. House, Illinois, District 10|
|January 3, 2011-Present|
|January 3, 2013|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|High school||New Trier High School|
|Master's||Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management|
|Birthday||June 23, 1969|
|Place of birth||Evanston, Illinois|
|Profession||Pest Control Company Owner|
According to a March 2012 article in Roll Call, Dold is one of the top 10 most vulnerable incumbents.
After high school, Dold continued a family tradition and earned a BA from Denison University. His educational credentials include a law degree from Indiana University, where he was selected by his classmates to give the commencement address and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
- Prior to 2011:
- Rose Pest Solutions, Business Owner
- 2011-Present:United States House of Representatives, Illinois' 10th Congressional District
U.S. House of Representatives
- United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services
- Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government-Sponsored Enterprises
- Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity
Percentage voting with party
The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Robert J. Dold has voted with the Republican Party 85 of the time, which ranked 226 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.
Dold is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 10th District. Dold is seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket. The signature filing deadline was December 27, 2011, with the primary taking place on March 20, 2012.
Dold won the Democratic-leaning suburban Chicago 10th district in 2010 by a narrow three-point margin. In the redistricting process the district was pushed further into the suburbs, making it a bit more Democratic, and removing some of the swing voters that had allowed him to win in 2010. Because of this, The Hill listed Dold as the 5th most vulnerable Republican incumbent in 2012 as a result of redistricting.
Dold ran unopposed in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012. Brad Schneider defeated candidates Vivek Bavda, Ilya Sheyman and John Tree in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012. Dold will face Schneider in the general election on November 6, 2012.
Dold won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Dold's campaign committee raised a total of $2,985,088 and spent $2,903,831 .
|U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 10th Congressional District, 2010 - Robert Dold Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$2,935,284|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$2,941,677|
|Top contributors to Robert Dold's campaign committee|
|Kirkland & Ellis||$59,750|
|William Blair & Co||$39,500|
|Madison Dearborn Partners||$35,500|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Securities & Investment||$382,300|
Today, Dold lives on the North Shore. He and his wife Danielle are the proud parents of three children – Harper, Bobby, and Honor.
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- Media coverage:
- ABC News 7 "Election Results Primary 2012" Accessed March 20, 2012
- Roll Call "Top 10 Vulnerable: Targets on Their Backs," March 16, 2012
- Gov Track "Dold" Accessed May 24, 2012
- Congressman Robert Dold "Full Biography" Accessed November 2, 2011
- Dold for Congress "Robert Dold Bio" Accessed November 2, 2011
- Congressman Robert Dold "Committees and Caucuses" Accessed November 2, 2011
- OpenCongress "Voting With Party"
- The Hill, "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved November 23, 2011
- Chicago Sun-Times "Illinois Democrats target GOP with redrawing of congressional map" Accessed December 5, 2011
- The Hill "Most vulnerable redistricted Republicans" Accessed March 12, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- Open Secrets "Robert J. Dold 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 2, 2011
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