Brad Schneider and Nancy Rotering to Speak at Avon Democrats

The March Meeting of the Avon Township Democrats will be held Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 10 am at the Round Lake Public Library Main Activity Room located on the lower level of the library. Special guest speaker will be Congressman Brad Schneider and also Nancy Rotering candidate for Attorney General of Illinois.

Brad Schneider

Brad Schneider represents Illinois’s 10th District in the United States House of Representatives, where he is serving his second term.
As a member of Congress, Brad is focused on building a thriving economy that works for all of us, and ensuring every child has the opportunity for a quality education and a rising standard of living. He knows that our communities are stronger when small businesses invest and grow, our environment is healthy, and people are working
together for a better future. Brad is committed to tackling the challenges we face as a nation, including protecting Medicare and Social Security, improving rather than repealing the Affordable Care Act, and passing sensible gun safety legislation.

Prior to being elected to Congress, Brad spent more than 20 years in business and management consulting, helping large and family-owned businesses alike address the challenges of today’s economy and plan for the future. His professional experience has allowed him to see first-hand the challenges small businesses face when trying to hire new workers and grow their company, as well as the effect thriving small businesses can have on a community’s overall economy.

At home, Brad has deep ties to the community, including service with organizations such as the Jewish United Fund, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Waukegan Public Library Foundation, B.E.S.T., the Coalition to Reduce Recidivism, and the Civic
Leadership Foundation. Brad earned a BS in industrial engineering and his MBA from Northwestern University.

Brad and his wife, Julie, have been residents of Deerfield for more than 25 years, where they created a home, built their careers, and, most importantly, raised two sons, Adam and Daniel. One of Brad’s favorite pastimes was coaching his sons’ baseball and soccer teams for over 12 years. He now enjoys exploring the bike trails throughout the district.

Come join us at the Round Lake Public Library at 10am on February 10, 2018 to hear how you may be able to help this organization in it’s beginning stages.

Nancy Rotering

Nancy Rotering is the first female mayor of the City of Highland Park, IL. As a two-term Mayor, she has spent nearly seven years in the executive branch, ultimately responsible for the operation of a city government with a $90 million budget and nearly 300 employees. Nancy has balanced seven consecutive budgets and has ensured that the City maintains a Aaa bond rating. In addition to setting the culture and priorities for the organization, Nancy promotes government accountability, prioritizing accessibility, ethics and transparency. With this experience she will hit the ground running as Attorney General.

During her first term as Mayor, Nancy created a new culture at City Hall, bringing in numerous reforms that regained the trust of residents and employees. She also founded a legal aid clinic where immigrant families, people in abusive relationships, and tenants having issues with their landlords can access free legal services. With over 100 volunteer attorneys, translators and social workers, the Clinic has helped over 400 people in just two years.

As Mayor, Nancy passed one of the nation’s only local assault weapons bans and fought the NRA all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, ultimately prevailing. She also led the fight to hold utilities responsible to northeast Illinois customers, joining Attorney General Lisa Madigan in a lawsuit, resulting in millions of dollars in infrastructure upgrades for the region.

She serves on a broad range of civic and philanthropic commissions, boards, and committees including Planned Parenthood of Illinois and the Illinois Comptroller’s Local Government Advisory Board. Nancy created an environmental advocacy education program for public school students. Her work on public issues has been recognized. Nancy was honored as the 2013 Rotary Humanitarian of the Year. In 2014, Today’s Chicago Woman named Nancy to their 100 Women of Inspiration, and she was named to the Forty over 40 list in Forbes.

As an attorney and businesswoman, Nancy began her career as a member of the Treasurer’s staff at General Motors Corporation. After law school, she joined McDermott Will & Emery as an attorney
working on health care matters involving fraud and abuse, compliance, corporate transactions, tax exemption, real estate, environmental matters, and licensure. In 2008, Nancy shifted her focus to government work and served as a Legislative Aide to State
Representative Karen May.

Nancy earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics at Stanford University, an MBA at Northwestern University and a law degree at the University of Chicago. She and her husband Rob have four sons.

If you need more information, please contact Chris Law at ChrisLaw.Dem@gmail.com or by calling 847-532-0401.

The business meeting for the Avon Township Democrats will be held right after the guest speakers speak.