For twenty five years Peter Roskam has held public office, uniquely serving in the majority and the minority in each of three storied legislative bodies – the US House of Representatives, the Illinois Senate and the Illinois House of Representatives. He served in the Leadership in Congress and the Illinois Senate.
As a six term Congressman representing suburban Chicago Roskam was ranked by Georgetown University’s Lugar Center among the top 25 most bipartisan members of Congress. He is an accomplished speaker who can distill complicated issues to their essence.
He chaired the US House Democracy Partnership, a bipartisan commission supporting emerging democracies abroad and hosted dozens of in-bound foreign, parliamentary delegations as well as led or participated in over two dozen Congressional delegations throughout Asia, Africa, Europe and South America.
He earned his B.A. from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from IIT Chicago-Kent Collegeof Law where he was named the nation’s Best Oral Advocate by the American College of Trial Lawyers. In addition to elected service Roskam practiced law, taught high school, served as a Congressional Assistant and headed a non-profit providing scholarships for disadvantaged students. He and his wife Elizabeth, an accomplished oil painter, have been married for thirty years and have four adult children.