About Brad

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Brad and his wife, Julie, have lived in Deerfield for almost 25 years, where they have created a home, built their careers and raised two sons, Adam (22) and Daniel (20).

From 2013-2015, Brad represented the 10th District of Illinois in the 113th Congress. In Congress and at home, Brad has focused on strengthening the middle class, rebuilding a vibrant economy and breaking through partisan gridlock to help move our country forward. Brad led on job creation efforts through his service on the House Committee on Small Business. And, as a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Brad strongly advocated for robust, sensible and engaged foreign policy, including a strong U.S.-Israel relationship.

Brad is committed to core Democratic values. In Congress, he proudly fought to protect Social Security and Medicare, a woman’s right to choose, a healthy, sustainable environment, and full equality for the LGBT community.

Before serving in Congress, Brad had a career in business that spanned more than two decades. He primarily worked as a management consultant helping family owned businesses with strategic planning and succession management. Brad also owned and managed a life insurance agency from 1997-2003.

Brad has deep roots and a long record of dedicated service in and for the community. Among his many commitments, he has been very active with the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, as well as serving on the board of American Jewish Committee. For four years, Brad served as the chair of the Chicago Alliance of Latinos and Jews. He is also a President’s Circle member of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and a former board member of Business and Professional People for the Public Interest.

Brad earned his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University in 1983 and his MBA from Northwestern in 1988. He lived in Israel for a year after completing his undergraduate studies in 1983.

Among Brad’s favorite pastimes was coaching his sons’ baseball and soccer teams for over 12 years. When Brad isn’t on the campaign trail, he loves to be on the bike trails throughout the district.

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