In Tuesday’s election, Republican Robert Dold ’91 edged out Democratic rival Dan Seals to win the 10th Congressional seat in Illinois. Dold captured 51 percent of the vote to 49 percent for Seals. U.S. Senator-elect Mark Kirk previously served as representative for this district, which includes the northern suburbs of Chicago.
Dold, who lives in Winnetka, previously served as investigative counsel for the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee, working on campaign finance reform. Recently, he had returned to Illinois to run Rose Pest Solutions, a local small business.
In his victory speech on Tuesday night, Dold reaffirmed his pledge to constituents. “We spoke with voters who wanted a leader who would listen to them. I share your concerns and your commitment, and I will work harder than anyone to bring positive changes to the 10th District and to our nation.”
While at Denison, Dold majored in political science and served as president of the Denison Campus Governance Association (DCGA).