Bob Dold

Spring 2017 Resident Fellow

Former two-term U.S. Representative for the 10th District of Illinois

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Bob Dold recently left the United States House of Representatives after serving two terms representing Illinois 10th Congressional district.  Congressman Dold served on the Financial Services Committee and the powerful  Ways & Means Committee where he was focused on access to capital for small businesses, tax reform, healthcare reform and tackling poverty issues plaguing communities across our nation.

Dold has been ranked as one of the most independent bi-partisan members of the US Congress.   Dold is an original member of the No Labels movement which, Dold stated, he hoped would help to end the gridlock in Washington, DC.  He served as the Co-Chair of the Tuesday Group, an informal caucus of moderate Republicans focused on pragmatic governing solutions.  An editorial in The Daily Herald noted Dold’s spirit of bipartisanship and called for more Bob Dolds in Congress.  in 2015, The Lugar Center, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit founded by former Senator Richard Lugar released a Bipartisan Index in cooperation with Georgetown University, ranking Congressman Dold the fifth most bipartisan congressman (out of 438) in the 114th Congress

After high school, Bob continued a family tradition and earned a BA from Denison University.  His educational credentials include a law degree from Indiana University, and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Prior to being elected to Congress, Bob ran Rose Pest Solutions, a small business founded in 1860.  It is the oldest pest management company in the United States.  Rose Pest Solutions is headquartered in Northfield, IL, and serves families and businesses throughout Northern Illinois and beyond.  As a small business owner and operator, Bob has faced many of the challenges confronting business leaders who struggle to remain competitive and successful, and he understands the pressures on families to work hard and save money for the future in an uncertain economy.

Bob gathered extensive and diverse experience both in Washington and business.   He served as an investigative counsel for the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee, where he worked on campaign finance reform.

Today Bob lives on the North Shore, just a few blocks away from his childhood home, his church, and the public schools he attended.  Bob and his wife of ten years, Danielle, are the proud parents of three children – Harper, Bobby and Honor.

Bob is also an active member of his local community. For the past seventeen years he has been the Scoutmaster for Troop 13 Senior Scouts, the same troop where he became an Eagle Scout.  The ideals of the Eagle Scouts - integrity, personal responsibility and community leadership - describe Bob’s personal perspective and compelled him to run for public office.