Daniel Biss

American mathematician and politician

Daniel Kálmán Biss[2] (born August 27, 1977)[3] is an American mathematician and politician. Biss is the Mayor of Evanston, Illinois since 2021. He was a member of the Illinois Senate from the 9th district, serving from January 2013 to January 2019. The district includes Chicago's northern suburbs, including Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Golf, Morton Grove, Golf, Northbrook, Northfield, Skokie, Wilmette, and Winnetka.

Daniel Biss
Mayor of Evanston, Illinois
Assumed office
May 10, 2021[1]
Preceded bySteve Hagerty
Member of the Illinois Senate
from the 9th district
In office
January 8, 2013 – January 6, 2019
Preceded byJeffrey Schoenberg
Succeeded byLaura Fine
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 17th district
In office
May 2011 – January 8, 2013
Preceded byElizabeth Coulson
Succeeded byLaura Fine
Personal details
Daniel Kálmán Biss

(1977-08-27) August 27, 1977 (age 46)
Akron, Ohio, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Karin Steinbrueck
EducationHarvard University (BA)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA, PhD)
WebsiteOfficial website
Scientific career
FieldsAlgebraic topology
InstitutionsUniversity of Chicago
ThesisThe Homotopy Type of the Matroid Grassmannian (2002)
Doctoral advisorMichael Hopkins

Biss previously served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 2011 to 2013.

He was a candidate in the Democratic Party primary for Governor of Illinois in the 2018 election.[4]

Biss announced his candidacy for Mayor of Evanston, Illinois in the 2021 election in November 2020.[5][6] He won the election in a landslide victory in February 2021.[7]

References change

  1. Fulton, Jacob (23 February 2021). "Daniel Biss to become Evanston's next mayor". The Daily Northwestern. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  2. "Hoopes Prizes Awarded to Undergraduates and Thesis Advisers". Harvard Gazette. 28 May 1998. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  3. Biss, Daniel K. (October 2000). "A Generalized Approach to the Fundamental Group" (PDF). The American Mathematical Monthly. Mathematical Association of America. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  4. State Sen. Daniel Biss announces Democratic bid for governor, archived from the original on 2017-08-16, retrieved 2017-08-21
  5. Kapos, Shai; Carrasco, Maria (2020-09-17). "AT THE FEDS' BECK AND CALL — FOP RATCHETS UP RHETORIC — GEORGE RYAN'S BOOK — BISS IS BACK". POLITICO. Retrieved 2020-09-17.
  6. Biss, Daniel (2020-11-18). "THREAD: I've made a big decision: I'm running for mayor of Evanston!". Twitter. Retrieved 2020-11-18.
  7. Bookwalter, Genevieve (23 February 2021). "Daniel Biss declares victory in Evanston mayor's race; results tight in aldermanic primaries". chicagotribune.com. Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 24 February 2021.