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Bill Foster's Biography

Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 11, Democratic

On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House (IL) - District 11

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511 Aurora Avenue, #510
Naperville, IL 60540

Post Office Box 9104
Aurora, IL 60598
Phone: 630-310-6588

2711 East New York Street
Suite 204
Aurora, IL 60502

815 Larkin Avenue
Suite 206
Joliet, IL 60435

2366 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Bill Foster

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Aesook; 2 Children: Billy, Christine

Birth Date:

10/07/1955

Birth Place:

Madison, WI

Home City:

Naperville, IL

PhD, Physics, Harvard University, 1983

BA, Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1976

Representative, United States House of Representatives, Illinois, District 11, 2012-present

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Illinois, District 11, 2018, 2020

Representative, United States House of Representatives, Illinois, District 14, 2008-2010

Former Member, Environment Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Democratic Co-Chair, House Research & Development Caucus

Co-Founder, Inventions Caucus

Former Member, Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Space Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Research and Technology, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Terrorism and Illicit Finance Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Chief Executive Officer/Founder, Electronic Theatre Controls, Incorporated, 1975-2007

Particle Accelerator Designer/High-Energy Physicist, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, 1984-2006

Designer/Researcher, Irvine-Michigan-Brookhaven, 1979

Fellow, American Physical Society

Board Member, Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence

Awards:

2011 -- Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

1998 -- Elected Fellow, American Physical Society

1989 -- Rossi Prize for Cosmic Ray Physics

1999 -- IEEE/NPSS Particle Accelerator Science and Technology Award

1998 -- Federal Energy and Water Management Award (Dept. of Energy)

1999 -- Fermilab Technology Award for Digital Photomultiplier Integrated Circuit

Father's Occupation:

Bill's father was trained as a chemist but spent much of his career as a civil rights lawyer. He wrote much of the enforcement code (federal regulations) behind the Civil Rights Act of 1964 -- the part that denied federal funds to school systems that refused to let black and white kids go to the same school.

Favorite Quote:

"There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America."
- Bill Clinton

Some scientist may at last disperse
The mysteries of the universe
But me, I cannot think
Why pork is white and ham is pink
-Ogden Nash

Favorite Type of Music:

Beatles, Rolling Stones, and the music my children make me listen to on car trips

Mother's Occupation:

Bill's mother came from a long line of inventors, and worked in her career to help law enforcement officers get college degrees, and to help college students become cops.

Spouse's Occupation:

Bill's wife Aesook spent her professional career managing construction and operation of large scientific facilities. After 16 years of research at Fermilab, she worked for the Office of Science in the Department of Energy managing its national program for 5 years. Since 2008, she has been managing construction of the next generation light source facility located in Long Island, NY. Over the last 5 years, she has commuted to the construction site on Long Island every week while making sure to maximize their time together at home in Illinois

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