CHICAGO-- Our Revolution on Thursday announced its endorsement of Daniel Biss for Governor of Illinois in a joint press conference with Biss and MoveOn.org. Biss is also endorsed by the local Our Revolution groups, Our Revolution Illinois and Our Revolution Illinois Chicago. 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 Biss approaches the problems facing Illinois with the precision and focus that you would expect from a former math professor,” said Nina Turner, Our Revolution President. “Daniel is proudly running on a populist message that says that La Salle Street must pay their fair share of taxes so the residents of Illinois can fund public schools, ensure health care for all, college for all, and create good-paying jobs.
Biss 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. In 2003, while teaching at the University of Chicago, Daniel’s desire to confront our nation's most critical problems compelled him to get more involved in his community.
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