Eamon is a progressive advocate, who has focused on improving education and supporting young people.
He previously served as the chief of staff at the Illinois State Board of Education and special assistant to the Illinois Deputy Governor, where he worked to expand preschool to 40,000 children and helped Illinois become the first state to offer free preschool for every three year old, while also raising graduation standards. Eamon most recently helped spearhead a successful school referendum campaign, which passed with 80% of the vote in Evanston and Skokie to support District 65's schools.
Eamon has been actively involved with a number of local organizations, including serving on the board of Youth & Opportunity United, Inc. (Y.O.U.), a youth development agency that provides services and leadership to meet the emerging needs of young people and their families in both Evanston and Skokie. He also is the elected leader of the Democratic Party of Evanston.
Eamon currently is a partner in a Chicago law firm, where he specializes in representing insurance policyholders in disputes with insurance companies. Eamon graduated at the top of his class in law school at the University of Illinois and was an editor on the Law Review.
In 2008, Eamon took time from law school to volunteer in the Iowa caucus for Barack Obama's successful presidential campaign and served on the Obama Illinois Finance Committee.
Eamon was born, raised and still lives in Evanston. He went to Dewey Elementary, Nichols Middle School and Evanston Township High School, before attending the University of Illinois for college.
Eamon is married to Lakshmi Lakshmanan, who is an immigration lawyer with an office in Skokie. They have three young children.