Sean Casten Biography, Age, Career, Marital Status, Salary and Net Worth

This article will answer every question you have about Sean Casten. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.

  1. What does Sean do for a living?
  2. Who are Sean’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Sean’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Sean married or does he have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
  5. Does Sean have any children?
  6. Where is Sean now?
  7. How tall is Sean?
  8. How much money does Sean earn?
  9. What is Sean’s net worth?

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Who is Sean Casten?

Sean Thomas Casten is an American popularly known as a business and politician serving as the U.S. representative for Illinois’s 6th congressional district. The district he serves covers portions of five counties in Chicago’s western suburbs, including Wheaton, Palatine, and Barrington.

How Old Is Sean Casten?

He is 50 years old as of June 2022, having been born on November 23, 1971, in Dublin, Ireland. Sean shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Avani Gregg, Miley Cyrus, Alan Stokes, Brittany Xavier, and many more.

Sean Casten Family

Who are Sean Casten’s Parents?

He was born to Thomas R. Casten (Father born in May 1942) an American businessman, author, and activist. And Judy Casten (Mother).

Does Sean Casten have Siblings?

There is no information on the internet showing whether he has siblings or was born as the only child. In case of news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.

Sean Casten Education

He received his education at Middlebury College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in molecular biology and biochemistry in 1993. Later he earned a Master of Engineering Management and a Master of Science in biochemical engineering from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College.

A Photo of Sean Casten
A Photo of Sean Casten

Sean Casten Marital Status

He is married to the love of his life Kara. They married in 2000 and live in Downers Grove, Illinois.

Sean Casten Kids

He and his wife Kara have two daughters. However, on June 13, 2022, Sean announced on Twitter that his daughter Gwen had died at the age of 17.

Sean Casten Career

A Business Career

He began his career working at consultancy Arthur D. Little where he did fuel chain analyses for the company’s chemical engineering group. He then served as the president and CEO of Turbosteam Corporation from 2000 to 2007 which converted emissions from power plants into energy. He and his father, Tom Casten founded Recycled Energy Development (RED) in 2007. RED made its focus on recycling wasted energy and converting energy facilities to cleaner, more economic uses.

It also attempted to make profitable use of waste heat capturing technology, an avenue of electricity generation that attracted interest from a number of startup companies looking to find a “breakthrough” in the technology. An investor in RED 2015 sued the company alleging mismanagement by Sean. Sean in response settled the lawsuit and sold the company in 2016. He then said the allegations against him were untrue and were part of a hostile takeover attempt. In addition, Sean was the founding chairman of the Northeast CHP Initiative. Moreover, he has participated in crafting the bill that became the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a program in the northeast U.S. that attempts to use market forces to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

A U.S. House of Representatives Career


In September 2017, Sean announced his candidacy for the United States House of Representatives in Illinois’ 6th congressional district. In the 2018 Democratic primary, he defeated six other contenders to become the party’s nominee against six-term incumbent Republican Peter Roskam. On November 6, 2018, Sean won the election where he defeated Roskam by a margin of seven points. This race was seen as one that Democrats needed to win in order to regain control of the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time since the 2010 elections. In the 2016 presidential election, Illinois’ 6th congressional district supported Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton by about 7% points.

Upon being sworn in, Sean became the first Democrat to represent this district since it assumed its present configuration in 1974. From 1949 to 1967, the district had been numbered as the 10th and has been the 6th since 1967. In 2020, Sean was re-elected by defeating former state legislator and gubernatorial primary candidate Jeanne Ives by seven points. In 2022, he faces incumbent Representative Marie Newman, elected from Illinois’s 3rd congressional district in the Democratic primary.


Sean as of September 2021, had been voted in line with president Joe Biden’s stated position 97.2% of the time.

Sean Casten Height and Measurements

Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 5tf 10inches (1.78m) and a weight of 75kg (165lbs).

Sean Casten’s Salary and Net Worth

As a representative of Illinois 6th congressional district, he has a base salary of $174,000 and an unknown net worth.