Bob lives in Deerfield with his wife, and two young children. He was raised in the south suburbs of Chicago, and is running for State Representative because he has the experience and values that we need to fix the mess down in Springfield, while protecting the most vulnerable members of our community.
An attorney at the law firm of Much Shelist, Bob previously worked for the State of Illinois where he served as the lead attorney for implementation of the Affordable Care Act and as director of the Illinois Medical Cannabis Program. Bob’s work on state legislation supporting the ACA helped ensure over 650,000 Illinois residents were covered under ACA’s Medicaid expansion. The state’s medical cannabis program has already helped over 25,000 residents struggling with debilitating medical conditions like cancer and PTSD, and Bob continues to advocate for patients still waiting for access to the program.
"It's been more than 700 days without a budget and it's time for someone to stand up for the values of our community, make changes and begin fixing the problem."
Bob is a current Board Member of the Anti-Defamation League, on the Board of Trustees of Equip for Equality, and a member of Temple Beth El in Northbrook. Bob has been active in politics serving as Jewish Outreach Director for both Pat Quinn and Hillary Clinton in Illinois, as well as for Barack Obama in Florida in 2008.
With the crisis facing state government and national politics, Bob is committed to fighting for a balanced state budget to support human services and public higher education, protecting the rights of immigrants and the LGBTQ community, securing healthcare access for all, and protecting a woman’s right to choose.