Cam's extensive professional qualifications are matched only by his devotion to his family. Cam lives in Evanston with his wife, Dr. Katelyn Varhely, a child psychologist, and is the proud parent of two children. The family hits the beach on a regular basis, and lives in a house bought by Cam's great-grandparents in 1928. Cam grew up in Wilmette, Illinois, going to Gillson Park with his family.
Cam is an avid genealogist, with his love of family extending back generations. He is the founder of Genoir, a small business dedicated to helping families tell their stories. He is the author of several books, including Confluence (2009) and The Better Part of Valor: Albert Drury and His First Vermont Cavalry (2017), about his ancestors’ encounters with history (including Lincoln, run-ins with Bugs Malone’s North Siders during Prohibition-era Chicago, and others).
Cam is the Vice President of the Democratic Party of Evanston, believing strongly that local Democratic parties play a critical role in beating back Trump's agenda to divide our nation among racial and socioeconomic lines. And let's not forget, he's a proud soccer dad!