Sean Casten represents Illinois’ 6th Congressional District, located in the Chicago suburbs. Sean is committed to fighting to build a brighter, more sustainable future.
Since taking office, he has introduced and co-sponsored legislation in support of lowering inflation, creating jobs, affirming women’s rights, protecting our seniors, and advocating for clean energy.
Prior to his election to Congress, Sean co-founded and led Recycled Energy Development, which focused on lowering energy costs and reducing carbon emissions, all while creating jobs for the people of Illinois.
Sean is committed to keeping in close contact with his constituents and has held hundreds of town halls & community events in order to listen to those he represents.
Sean and his family live in Downers Grove, Illinois.
As a scientist, Sean has dedicated his life to fighting climate change
Sean earned a B.A. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Middlebury College. He then worked for two years as a scientist at the Tufts School of Medicine in a laboratory investigating dietary impacts on colon and breast cancer.
In 1998, he earned a Masters of Engineering Management and a M.S. in Biochemical Engineering from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth. His M.S. thesis was focused on the development of technologies to produce fuel-grade ethanol from cellulosic feedstocks and the techno-economic evaluation of various alternative ethanol, heat, and power generation technologies.
From 1997 to 2000, Sean worked as a consultant in the energy practice of Arthur D. Little, where he worked for a broad range of public and private sector companies doing work to evaluate, design, and optimize a broad range of clean heat, power, and fuel technologies.
Sean has created jobs here in the district and across America
In 2000, Sean became the president and CEO of Turbosteam Corporation, a manufacturer of custom-built combined heat and power plants, all of which achieved at least double the fuel efficiency of the U.S. electric grid. Under Sean’s leadership, the company sold, installed, and commissioned over 70 distinct power plants throughout the Americas and Asia, with a primary focus on the U.S. industrial sector.
In 2007, Sean moved to Illinois to co-found Recycled Energy Development, LLC (“RED”), with a mission to profitably reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the recovery of otherwise wasted energy.