Brad Schneider represents the 10th District of Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives and is running for re-election in 2020. He previously represented the District from 2013-2015, and in 2017-present.
In Congress and at home, Brad is focused on building an economy that works for all Americans, breaking through partisan gridlock to find solutions, and promoting core American values of opportunity, equality, and security. Brad is fighting to protect the Affordable Care Act, Social Security and Medicare, a woman’s right to choose, a healthy, sustainable environment, and full equality for the LGBT community.
As a member of the influential Ways and Means Committee, Brad is working to improve our health care system and protect Medicare and Social Security. He is also focused on repealing the restriction of the state and local tax deduction included which raised taxes on many middle-class families in the Tenth District. On the Small Business Committee, Brad continues to promote entrepreneurship, small business growth, and creating more opportunities for veterans.
Before serving in Congress, Brad’s career in business spanned more than two decades. For most of his career, he worked as a management consultant, helping businesses plan for and realize strategic growth. 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, American Jewish Committee, and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He is also a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow (class of 2003). Currently, Brad is a trustee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, on the board of the Waukegan Public Library Foundation, and the advisory board of the Chicago Leadership Foundation.
Brad earned both a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from Northwestern.
Brad and his wife, Julie, have lived in Deerfield for more than 25 years, where they have created a home, built their careers and, most importantly, raised their two sons, Adam and Daniel.