Robert Dold is a third-generation resident of the 10th District of Illinois. After high school, Bob continued a family tradition and earned a BA from Denison University. His educational credentials include a law degree from Indiana University, where he was selected by his classmates to give the commencement address, and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Prior to being elected to Congress, Bob ran Rose Pest Solutions, a small business founded in 1860, the oldest pest management company in the United States. Rose Pest Solutions is headquartered in Northfield, IL, and serves families and businesses throughout the 10th District and beyond. As a small business owner and operator, Bob has faced many of the challenges confronting business leaders who struggle to remain competitive and successful, and he understands the pressures on families to work hard and save money for the future in an uncertain economy.
Bob gathered extensive and diverse experience both in Washington and business. He served as an investigative counsel for the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee, where he worked on campaign finance reform.
Today Bob lives on the North Shore, just a few blocks away from his childhood home, his church, and the public schools he attended. Bob and his wife of ten years, Danielle, are the proud parents of three children – Harper (9), Bobby (6) and Honor (3).
Bob is also an active member of his local community. For the past ten years he has been the Scoutmaster for Troop 13 Senior Scouts, the same troop where he became an Eagle Scout. The ideals of the Eagle Scouts - integrity, personal responsibility, and community leadership - describe Bob’s personal perspective and compelled him to run for public office.