Bill Foster for Congress
Congressman Bill Foster is a Ph.D. scientist and businessman representing Illinois’ 11th Congressional District in the far suburbs of Chicago. Prior to Congress, Bill was a member of the team that discovered the Top Quark, the heaviest known form of matter, and received awards for his invention and construction of giant particle accelerators. Prior to physics, he and his younger brother successfully co-founded a company that now makes most of the theater lighting equipment in the United States. Bill began his political career in 2007 by winning the seat of former Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert in one of the most famously Republican districts in the nation, becoming the first Democrat to represent the district in over 60 years. After taking many tough votes including the Affordable Care Act and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, Bill lost in the 2010 Tea Party wave election before fighting his way back to Congress two years later. Throughout the Trump Administration, Bill served as the voice for science, facts, and logic in the face of an unprecedented assault on science and the rule of law.