Sean Casten (IL-6)

Biomechanical engineer

2018 candidate for US House of Representatives, Illinois, District 6

Affiliation: Democrat[ref]


About Sean

Education: BA in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Middlebury College; Masters of Engineering Management and a MS in Biochemical Engineering from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College.[ref]

Professional experience: Sean worked as a scientist at the Tufts School of Medicine for two years as part of a laboratory investigating dietary impacts on colon and breast cancer after completing his BA in molecular biology. Since 1997, Sean has worked in the energy sector as a businessman and entrepreneur with focus on clean energy.[ref]


Path to Congress

Incumbent: Peter Roskam (R)

Primary: March 20, 2018

As of December 22, 2017, Sean is one of seven Democratic candidates in the primary and the second STEM candidate (the other being Kelly Mazeski).[Ballotpedia]

General: November 6, 2018

This US House seat has been held by Peter Roskam (R) since 2006. District elections since 2000 have often been close between the Democratic and Republican candidates, but have all gone Republican. Hillary Clinton won this district in 2016 (50-43%), Romney in 2012 (53-45%), and Obama in 2008 (51-48%).[Ballotpedia] [Wikipedia]


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