Meet Daniel

A Headshot of Daniel Foster

Daniel is not a lawyer, politician, or a wealthy businessman – he’s just an ordinary citizen with a different vision for our future.

A current resident of Skokie, Daniel was raised in Evanston and Wilmette, attending public school in Cook County through the end of his BS in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

As a long time resident of Cook County and the 13th District, Daniel has learned to believe in the great City of Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. He doesn’t buy into the idea that we have to choose between fulfilling past obligations and creating a better world. His platform is built on the promise that if we invest in a happier, healthier, more productive workforce we will be wealthy enough to provide for both.

Daniel decided to run for Cook County’s Board of Commissioners because he thinks we need to take a different approach in our politics. He points out that many of our institutions, including our schools and our prisons, were designed in a time that did not have the benefit of modern scientific research. Daniel believes even our tax code is woefully outdated and needs more than just reform: it needs to be redesigned.

Daniel is a millennial that knows his generation has a vested interest in really solving the problems of today. He is not afraid to address complex and sensitive issues like our County's long term struggle with segregation by incomes, skin colors, and ethnic backgrounds. His progressive policy proposals are designed to be compatible with the current goals of Cook County’s Democratic Party while doing more to harness the collective power of government.

If elected Daniel will be the first openly gay Cook County Commissioner. He was married to his husband Jordan by the Courts of Cook County in January of 2017.