Vivek Bavda

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Vivek Bavda
Vivek Bavda.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. House, Illinois, District 10
High schoolLibertyville High School
Bachelor'sNorthwestern University
J.D.The John Marshall Law School
Place of birthColumbus, Ohio
Campaign website
Vivek Bavda campaign logo
Vivek Bavda was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 10th Congressional District of Illinois. Bavda was defeated by Brad Schneider in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012.[1]


Bavda was born in Columbus, Ohio.[2] Bavda attended Winkleman Elementary School in Glenview, Illinois. In 1987, the Bavda family moved to Mundelein where he enrolled at Hawthorn schools and Libertyville High School.[2] Bavda attended Northwestern University, receiving a B.A. in political science and economics.[2] He holds a J.D. from The John Marshall Law School.[2]


Bavda is currently an attorney with a general private law practice.[2]


Campaign themes


Bavda listed the following issues on his campaign website:[3]

  • Creating Jobs
  • Taxes
  • Education
  • Financial Regulation
  • Healthcare
  • Environmental Stewardship and Addressing Climate Change
  • Equality
  • Choice
  • Foreign Policy
  • Immigration
  • Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces



See also: Illinois' 10th Congressional District elections, 2012

Bavda ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Illinois' 10th District. Bavda sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket.[4] The signature filing deadline was December 27, 2011. The primary took place on March 20, 2012. Incumbent Robert Dold sought re-election on the Republican ticket.

Candidate Brad Schneider defeated Bavda and other Democratic candidates Ilya Sheyman and John Tree in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012.[1] Incumbent Robert Dold ran unopposed in the Republican primary on March 20, 2012.[1]Dold faced Schneider in the general election on November 6, 2012.

U.S. House, Illinois District 10 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Schneider 46.9% 15,530
Ilya Sheyman 38.6% 12,767
John Tree 8.9% 2,938
Vivek Bavda 5.7% 1,881
Total Votes 33,116

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