Schneider announces bid for 10th

Schneider announces bid for 10th

Posted by Kerry Lester on Wed, 05/25/2011 - 15:31
We don't even have a proposed Congressional map yet, but suburban field is getting crowded. A second resident announced campaign plans to run against Republican Robert Dold in the 10th Congressional District. Deerfield businessman Brad Schneider's announcement comes on the heels of comptroller candidate Raja Krishnamoorthi's weekend announcement to form an exploratory committee to seek the 8th Congressional District seat currently held by Republican and tea party favorite Joe Walsh, who defeated three-term Democrat Melissa Bean of Barrington by 291 votes last November. Schneider, a father of two and owner of Cadence Consulting Group and Lead Out Capital Partners, noted in a news release that "while much has changed in the 32 years since the 10th was last represented by a Democrat, too many of the challenges we face today are still the same as in 1979. Whether it is the economy and jobs, education, the environment, or energy independence, we need a new, better approach. Through his experience in management consulting, he said, he knows "firsthand what it takes to grow a business and create quality, long-term jobs." The 10th District is at the epicenter of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's "Drive to 25" campaign to win back the House in 2012. A member of the Moriah Congregation in Deerfield, Schneider is active in several local Jewish groups, including the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago;the Chicago Region of the American Jewish Committee (AJC); and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), including a founding member of the New Leadership Network (NLN). He has not held elected office before.
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