Nobel Prize Winners.

When Bill Foster first ran for office, his campaign was endorsed by 31 Nobel Prize winners.   It is believed that this is a record for a campaign for the U.S. House.

This number went to 32 when President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize.

In 2017, three more of Bill’s supporters (Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne, and Barry Barish) won the Nobel Prize in Physics for the observation of gravitational waves from the collision of a pair of massive black holes a billion light years from Earth.

  • Alexei Abrikosov
  • Peter Agre
  • Paul Berg
  • James W Cronin
  • Johann Deisenhofer
  • Jerome Friedman
  • Sheldon Glashow
  • Roy Glauber
  • David Gross
  • Roger Guillemin
  • John Hall
  • Herbert Hauptman
  • Alan Heeger
  • Dudley Herschbach
  • Ronald Hoffmann
  • Wolfgang Ketterle
  • Walter Kohn
  • Herbert Kroemer
  • Harold Kroto
  • Leon Lederman
  • T.D. Lee
  • Anthony Leggett
  • John Mather
  • President Barack Obama
  • Douglas Osheroff
  • Martin Perl
  • David Politzer
  • Norman F. Ramsey
  • Sherwood Rowland
  • George Smoot
  • Joseph Taylor
  • Frank Wilczek

Endorsements from Previous Elections.


  • Chicago Tribune
  • Daily Herald
  • Kane County Chronicle

Elected Officials

  • Tim Baldermann, Mayor, New Lenox
  • Dale Berman, President, North Aurora Village
  • Matt Brolley, President, Montgomery Village
  • Tom Giarrante, Mayor, Joliet
  • Marilyn Michelini, Former President, Montgomery Village
  • Tom Weisner, Mayor, Aurora


  • Illinois AFL-CIO
  • Illinois International Union of Operating Engineers
  • Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America
  • Planned Parenthood of Illinois Action
  • National Education Association
  • Illinois Federation of Teachers
  • Sierra Club
  • Council for a Livable World
  • Alliance for Retired Americans