For Illinois State Representative
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Bob Morgan for IL State Representative Announces
Campaign Leadership Team
Rotering, Knobel and Carson Named as Campaign Co-Chairs
Deerfield, IL – Bob Morgan, candidate for the Illinois 58th House district announced today his campaign leadership team. Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering, Highland Park Councilwoman Alyssa Knobel, and former White House official Jon Carson were named campaign co-chairs.
“Bob Morgan is the right candidate for our district, and he will bring representative leadership to our community,” said Rotering. “Our nation and our state are headed in dangerous directions. It is vital that we elect a representative who shares our priorities of fiscal responsibility, public safety and infrastructure investment, as well as our values on issues like gun safety, education, healthcare and protecting a woman’s right to choose.”
“I’m excited to have the support of such distinguished community leaders. Their backing is a testament to how much people believe in our campaign and the opportunity we have to bring meaningful change to Springfield,” said Bob Morgan.
The Morgan campaign also announced the hiring of Allie McRaith as campaign manager. McRaith formerly served as a field organizer on Daniel Biss’ campaign for Illinois Governor.
For more information about the new Co-Chairs, please read bios below:
Mayor Nancy Rotering is the first female Mayor of Highland Park. She was elected in April 2011 and re-elected in 2015. She served as a Highland Park City Councilman from 2009-2011. Mayor Rotering founded the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic, providing legal services in the areas of housing, immigration and domestic violence, free of charge. She is a Moraine Township Precinct Committeeman and also serves on a broad range of civic and philanthropic commissions, boards and committees.
Councilwoman Alyssa Knobel was elected to the Highland Park City Council in April 2013 and again in 2017. Previously, she served as Chair of the City of Highland Park Business & Economic Development Commission from 2011-2012. Alyssa works in support of the community as City Council liaison to various business groups in addition to the Human Relations Commission, School District 112 and the Highland Park Community Foundation. She is also a co-founder of the Highland Park Career Exploration program for Highland Park High School students. She is a Moraine Township Precinct Committeeman and also serves on several not-for-profit boards and committees.
Jon Carson previously served as White House Director of the Office of Public Engagement, and as Chief of Staff at the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). Before joining the Administration, Jon was the National Field Director for President Barack Obama’s campaign in 2008 and worked on the Obama transition team.
Bob Morgan is a health care regulatory and policy attorney. He was the first statewide project coordinator for the State of Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program and helped develop and implement a regulatory framework for the use of cannabis by eligible patients. Bob served as general counsel for the Illinois Department of Public Health and in the Office of the Governor of the State of Illinois as associate general counsel and lead attorney on issues involving health care, the Affordable Care Act, private and public insurance issues and health information technology. He holds his BA in Political Science from the University of Illinois and his JD from Northern Illinois University. He is married with two children and lives in Deerfield, Illinois.