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Daniel BissDEMDemocrat American mathematician and politician
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ILResidence (state)

Daniel Kálmán Biss (born August 27, 1977) is an American mathematician and politician serving as mayor of Evanston, Illinois. He previously served as a member of both the Illinois House of Representatives and Illinois Senate. Prior to pursuing a political career, Biss was an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the University of Chicago from 2002 to 2008. A Democrat, Biss began his political career by running unsuccessfully as his party's nominee for the 17th district seat in the Illinois House of Representatives in 2008. Biss was successful in 2010 at his second attempt at running for the Illinois House of Representatives, representing its 17th district from 2011 to 2013. In 2012, Biss was elected to the Illinois Senate, and represented its 9th district from 2013 through 2019. Biss unsuccessfully ran as a candidate in the Democratic primary for Governor of Illinois in the 2018 election. In 2021, he won the election for mayor of Evanston in the city's consolidated primary.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
Harvard University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bloomington High School North
Past Positions1 - 8 of 8
Mayor
Evanston, IL
2021 - Current
Senator
Illinois State Senate
2013 - 2019
Representative
Illinois State House of Representatives
2010 - 2013
Member
Board of Directors, Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century Chicago
2007 - 2008
Member
Board of Directors, Democratic Party of Evanston
2007 - Current
Policy Advisor
Office of Governor Quinn
2009
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
University of Chicago
2005 - 2008
LE Dickson Instructor of Mathematics
University of Chicago
2002 - 2005
Other Experience1 - 22 of 22
Member
Voice and Action Committee, Young Professionals of Evanston
2007 - 2008
Member
Social Action Committee, Temple Beth Israel
2007 - 2008
Steering Committee Member
Our Climate Matters
2007
Co-Chair
Illinois Committee of 100
2004 - 2006
Co-Chair
Illinois Kerry Travelers
2004
Member
Bipartisan Bicameral Conference Committee on Pension Reform
Current
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Special Issues (Revenue), Illinois State Senate
Former Chair
Appropriations Committee, Human Services, Illinois State Senate
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Special Issues, Illinois State Senate
Former Member
Special Committee on Oversight of Medicaid Managed Care, Illinois State Senate
Former Member
Appropriations I Committee, Illinois State Senate
Former Member
Financial Institutions Committee, Illinois State Senate
Former Member
Higher Education Committee, Illinois State Senate
Former Member
Senate Environment Committee
Former Member
Local Government Committee, Illinois State Senate
Former Member
Licensed Activities and Pension Committee, Illinois State Senate
Former Member
Education Committee, Illinois State Senate
Former Member
Executive Appointments Committee, Illinois State Senate
Former Member
Environment and Conservation Committee, Illinois State Senate
Former Member
Committee of the Whole, Illinois State Senate
Former Member
Revenue Committee, Illinois State Senate
Former Vice Chair
Human Services Committee, Illinois State Senate