Member of Congress
Sean Casten represents Illinois’ 6th Congressional District, located in western suburbs of Chicago. Rep. Casten serves on the House Financial Services Committee, Science, Space, and Technology Committee, Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, and is a Co-Chair on the New Democrat Coalition Climate Change Task Force. As a scientist, clean energy entrepreneur, author, and now as a Member of Congress, Casten has dedicated his life to fighting climate change.
Rep. Casten earned a Bachelor of Arts in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Middlebury College in 1993, and then worked for two years as a scientist at the Tufts University School of Medicine in a laboratory investigating dietary impacts on colon and breast cancer. In 1998, he earned a Master of Engineering Management and a Master of Science in Biochemical Engineering from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College.
Rep. Casten worked as a clean energy consultant and manager at Arthur D. Little from 1997 to 2000. He then served as the president and CEO of Turbosteam Corporation. In 2006, Casten co-founded Recycled Energy Development (RED), which focused on recycling wasted energy and converting energy facilities to cleaner, more economic uses. RED built, owned, and operated industrially-sited waste energy recovery plants throughout North America.
In Congress, Rep. Casten draws upon his previous private sector experience in order to craft market-based solutions that adequately address the threat of climate change in an effective, sustainable way.
While working diligently in Washington on behalf of Illinois’ 6th Congressional District, Rep. Casten is also committed to keeping in close contact with his constituents, believing in the benefit of hearing the views and ideas of all of the people he represents. Sean and his wife Kara live in Downers Grove, Illinois, with their two daughters, Gwen and Audrey, who attend the local public schools
Monday, September 21, 2020
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM (ET)