State senator running for Illinois governor

CHICAGO, Ill. - Another candidate has thrown his hat into the ring to unseat Illinois Governor Rauner.

"Calling for a movement to take our state back from wealthy and insider interests, State Senator Daniel Biss (D-Evanston), today launched his campaign for governor of Illinois.

"People across our state are hurting because of the failed policies of the last three years and the failed politics of the past 30 years. In Illinois, those with money and the political insiders hold a monopoly on power in both parties. They fight each other and look out for themselves, instead of fighting for us. There’s a broken political culture in Springfield, and if we keep doing things the same way, we’re going to get more of the same failure. But, it doesn’t have to be that way.”

“That's why I’m running for governor of Illinois - because it’s time to start solving our problems. I’m running because we need a movement of the people to overcome the power of money and the machine, and take our state back." 

In order to open up his announcement to more people across the state, Biss kicked off his campaign on Facebook Live, where he also answered questions from voters and the press. The Live video is available to watch here.

First as a mathematics professor, and now as a legislator, Daniel Biss has always tackled the hardest problems. Biss currently represents the 9th District in the Illinois State Senate and previously served one term in the Illinois House representing the 17th District. Daniel grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, and moved to Chicago after completing his Bachelor’s degree at Harvard University and his Ph.D. in mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At the age of 25, he joined the University of Chicago's mathematics faculty. While teaching, Daniel’s desire to confront our state’s most critical problems compelled him to get more involved in his local community -- first as an organizer, and later as a candidate. He lives in Evanston with his wife Karin and their two children.

Biss will begin his campaign by meeting with voters across Illinois about the need for change in Springfield. More details on Biss' visits will be forthcoming."

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