Bill Foster

US Rep for Illinois's 11th District

  • First elected to Congress to replace former Speaker Dennis Hastert in an ancestrally Republican seat, Foster, a PhD physicist, is now Congress’ only PhD scientist.
  • Foster serves on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology where he stands up to Lamar Smith’s attempts to silence scientists.
  • Before entering Congress, Foster was a high-energy physicist at FermiLab where he was a member of the team that discovered the top quark.