Sean Casten for IL-06 Congressional District

Sean Thomas Casten is an American entrepreneur and Democratic politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Illinois’s 6th congressional district. The district covers portions of five counties, and includes many of Chicago’s western suburbs, such as Wheaton, Palatine, and Barrington

He began his career working as a clean energy consultant and manager at Arthur D Little, an energy practice with a focus on clean technology. From 2000 to 2006, he served as the president and CEO of Turbosteam Corporation, which focused on utilizing energy recycling technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emission by generating heat and power from previously wasted energy

Casten was a founding chairman of the Northeast CHP Initiative, a nonprofit advocacy organization with a mission to advance policies that favor energy efficiency in the northeast United States. He also participated in crafting the bill that became the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a program in the northeast United States that attempts to use market forces to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. For his advocacy of clean energy policies and technology, Sean Casten was named to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ Emerging Leaders Class of 2011.

Casten has authored a number of articles on clean energy technologies and the United States electricity grid as well as energy policy and regulation.

Upon his 2018 swearing-in, Casten became the first Democrat to represent this district since it assumed its present configuration in 1949. The district had been numbered as the 10th from 1949 to 1967, and has been the 6th since 1967. In 2018 our Climate Action Team canvased and our MAP team phone banked weekly for Sean Casten.

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