Former congressman Brad Schneider declared victory over Rep. Bob Dold in the 10th congressional district House race Tuesday, marking the second time he’s unseated the incumbent Republican.
Dold was defeated by the Democrat in 2012, but regained the seat in a 2014 rematch.
"As I've talked to people around my district, I hear the same message over and over," Schneider told NBC Chicago last month. "A sense that this district was better served when I was in Congress by my team and the work we did at home and better represented by the votes I took when I was in Congress."
Schneider’s top priorities include creating long-term opportunities for middle-class families by growing the economy, lowering healthcare costs, making college more affordable and protecting Medicare and Social Security.
In his second term in Congress, Schneider looks to ensure the safety of American communities by working to pass legislation to reduce gun violence, while also addressing education, economic opportunity and treatment of mental health.
Schneider is also committed to passing comprehensive immigration reform and vows to stand up for a sustainable environment, a woman’s right to choose and LGBTQ equality.
The 10th congressional district covers parts of Cook and Lake Counties, including Highland, Park, Lake Bluff, Northbrook and other norther suburbs of Chicago.