The foundation for these qualifications is dedication to family. He is married to Dr. Katelyn Varhely, a child psychologist. Together they live in Evanston and have two children who they take to the beach regularly (when it’s warm enough). They live in a house his great grandparents bought in 1928. Cam grew up in Wilmette going to Gillson Park with his family.
His love of family extends to previous generations. Cam is an avid genealogist, having started 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 have a critical role in beating back Trump’s agenda to divide our nation among racial, socioeconomic and other lines. He’s also a soccer dad!