9th Legislative District
Years served: 2013 - Present
Committee assignments: Environment; Education; Higher Education; Licensed Activities And Pensions; Local Government; Committee of the Whole.
Biography: Full-time legislator; former University of Chicago math professor; doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and undergraduate degree from Harvard University. Served one term in the House before his election to the Senate. Resides in Evanston with his wife, Karin, and their children, Elliot and Theodore. Co-chair of a bipartisan pensions working group in the House and chair of the Digital Divide Elimination Advisory Committee.