Congressman Sean Casten defeated a six-term Republican incumbent in 2018 to represent Illinois 6th Congressional District, becoming its first Democratic representative in seventy years. Before entering Congress, he began his career as an energy consultant and later became the CEO of Turbostream Corporation, a fuel-efficient power-plant manufacturer. In 2007, Casten founded Recycled Energy Development, LLC., which seeks to reduce greenhouse emissions. In Congress, Rep. Casten serves on the Committees on Financial Services and Science, Space, and Technology.
Rep. Casten is a strong proponent of the U.S.-Israel relationship and believes that the United States should work with Israel and the Palestinians to achieve long-term peace through a two-state solution. In the last Congress, he supported the vast majority of J Street’s legislative priorities. He was a cosponsor of House Resolution 326, which reaffirmed Congress’s commitment to two-state solution and opposed settlement expansion and annexation.