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Bill Foster: Businessman, Scientist, Independent Solutions

Bill's Business Career

Before coming to Fermilab, Bill was a successful businessman. When he was 19, Bill and his younger brother Fred started a business from scratch in their basement. Starting with $500 from their parents, they built a company that now manufactures over half of the theater lighting equipment in the United States. Their company's equipment is used on Broadway shows, Rolling Stones tours, the great Opera houses, half-time shows at the Super-Bowl, and at churches, schools, and community theaters throughout the country. Their company sells millions of dollars of equipment all over the world. ETC provides hundreds of good jobs - with good pay and benefits - here in the Midwest. When he decided to run for a public office in 2007, Bill sold his interest in his company to avoid any conflicts of interest.

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Meet Bill Foster

Bill FosterBill Foster represents Illinois' 11th Congressional District, which is comprised of parts of Will, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, and Cook Counties and stretches from Chicago's western suburbs to two of Illinois' largest cities - Aurora and Joliet.

Bill Foster is a scientist, businessman, and previously served from March 2008 until January 2011 as the Representative of Illinois' 14th Congressional District.

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