About Ken McNeil

When the Illinois Supreme Court declared a major school governance law unconstitutional, he developed the new election format subsequently enacted by the state legislature. Then as General Counsel for the Lieutenant Governor, he gained a rare perspective on politics as one of the highest ranking Democrats in a Republican administration. Upon leaving that post, Ken revived a struggling school reform organization as its Executive Director. He was also Chief Correspondent for “Today’s Law and Politics,” a daily news report airing on radio stations in Indiana and Michigan.

A graduate of Harvard Law School and winner of its Williston Negotiation Competition, Ken also holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Economics degree from Penn’s Wharton School. He played college basketball for Hall of Fame coach Chuck Daly, who would later lead the Detroit Pistons to two world championships and the “Dream Team” to Olympic gold. Awarded the Army Commendation Medal after three years on active duty, Ken was honorably discharged at the rank of Captain.