Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Democrat Elaine Nekritz defeated Republican Jonathan Greenberg, 55 to 45 percent.
UPDATED AT 10:35 P.M. The Nekritz campaign has confirmed she accepted the victory in the Illinois House 57th district race. "It was a hard-fought race," Nekritz said. "It's now time to shift from campaigning to getting down to business on pension reform and the other important issues facing our state." "I'm happy to get to work with this district's support behind me," she added. Updated at 9:50 p.m. Jonathan Greenberg has confirmed he conceded the race to Elaine Nekritz. "Tonight, the results indicate that - while we convinced a lot of people - we didn't convince enough of our neighbors," Greenberg said in a statement. "I congratulate Rep. Nekritz on her victory and pray that she will be able to solve our big problems." Patch will be …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Letter to the editor
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Elaine Nekrtitz is superb candidate running for State Rep in our community. She is smart, independent thinking and articulate. She has had the political courage to vote against rules put forth by Speaker Madigan that she thought should be changed and similarly had the courage to chair the Pension committee in an election year to try to tackle the biggest challenge facing our state. She may not have accomplished resolution yet but it does not take away from her hard work and dedication to try to bring people together to find a solution. She is respected by Democrats and Republicans, and without question one of the hardest working and best legislators in Springfield. That is why even though she is not in my district I have knocked on doors …
Monday, September 17, 2012
The incumbent Elaine Nekritz (D-Northbrook) is running against Jonathan Greenberg (R-Northbrook) in the race for the 57th Illinois House District.
Monday, September 17, 2012
The 57th Illinois House District features incumbent Elaine Nekritz (D-Northbrook) running against Jonathan Greenberg (R-Northbrook). The 57th Illinois House District includes several communities including Des Plaines, Glenview, Mount Prospect, Niles, Northbrook and Prospect Heights. The Illinois State Board of Elections has a district locator. Candidates Click on a candidate's name for biographical information and answers to our candidate questionnaires, and check back for updates. News VIDEOS: Nekritz, Greenberg Discuss Gambling, Pension Reform VIDEO: Nekritz, Greenberg to Face off in 57th District Race Spirited Primary Elections Taking Shape Contested Primaries Emerging for Local Races Nekritz’s Leadership Benefits Local Residents …
The incumbent Elaine Nekritz (D-Northbrook) is running against Jonathan Greenberg (R-Northbrook) for the Illinois 57th House District.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Name: Elaine Nekritz Position sought: State Representative, 57th House District Campaign contact information: Headquarters 729 E. Dundee Rd. Arlington Heights, IL 60004 Mailing PO Box 2563 Glenview, IL 60025 (847) 998-5757 Facebook Twitter Age: 54 Family: Nekritz and her husband Barry Nekritz had no children together, but Barry had two from a previous marriage. He also has four grandchildren. Education: Bachelors in Economics from Trinity University J.D. from University of Michigan Occupation: State Representative for the 57th District of Illinois Political Party: Democratic Official name of your campaign committee: Citizens for Elaine Nekritz Previous Elected or Appointed Offices Is there any additional experience you believe …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
State Rep. Elaine Nekritz (D-Northbrook) and Republican challenger Jonathan Greenberg shared their views at a Buffalo Grove Chamber of Commerce forum.
State Rep. Elaine Nekritz (D-Northbrook) and Republican challenger Jonathan Greenberg, who will face off in the 57th District race this fall, discussed their qualifications and answered questions at a June 5 forum in Buffalo Grove. Their full responses to questions on the following topics can be heard in the videos attached at right. On pension reform Both candidates acknowledged that the state's inability to cover pensions is a problem. Illinois has "$600 billion in accrued liability and $70 billion to pay for it," Greenberg noted. Nekritz: “I feel we were very, very close to getting a solution, so I believe we can get there. … What’s been happening is because the entity is setting the wages and benefits and sends the bill to the state, …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
State Rep. Elaine Nekritz (D-57th) will be challenged by Republican Jonathan Greenberg in the November election. The two shared some of their thoughts at a June 5 forum in Buffalo Grove.
The two candidates for the 57th House District race met last week at a forum conducted by the Buffalo Grove Chamber of Commerce. Pension reform, the state budget, a state-wide ban on mobile devices in cars and slot machines at race tracks were among the subjects addressed by State Rep. Elaine Nekritz and challenger Jonathan Greenberg. "It's always been my goal in the legislature to do things in a different way than they tradionally have been done. And that is really a solution-oriented approach, trying to address the problems that we have," Nekritz said. "Illinois used to be a place that they wrote songs and poems about ... today they write jokes about us. We used to be nationally known for our work ethic. We used to be nationally known as…
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Seventeen of 23 election contests will have primaries.
Campaigns for the March 20 Illinois primary and Nov. 6 general elections started to come into clear view today after the deadline passed Monday to land a space in the ballot for all races except United States Congress. Of the 23 campaigns in the North Suburban Patch reading area, candidates will square off in primaries in 17 of those races for either the Democratic or Republican nomination. In three cases, primaries will take place between members of both parties. In the contests for six offices, either the Republican or Democrat has no opponent however party leaders can still choose a nominee. “We have a lot of outstanding candidates,” 10th Congressional District Committeewoman and Moraine Township Democratic Chair Lauren Beth Gash of …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Senator says mounting federal debt could hurt northern suburbs.
Towns, school districts and park boards have a higher cost of doing business because of Illinois’ deepening debt, according to the Report on Illinois Debt released Tuesday by Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Highland Park). Kirk appeared with two members of his debt advisory panel, Ron Bernardi of Lake Forest and Henry Feinberg of Chicago, to ask state government to improve the situation during a news conference Tuesday, with the intention of making the business climate in Illinois as appealing as climates found in neighboring states like Indiana and Wisconsin. “With the pantomime of governors of other states luring business away from Illinois, we have to do something to keep business here,” Kirk said. “We are the fifth largest manufacturing state and …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Northbrook ordained rabbi and AIPAC executive seeks Republican nomination for 57th state legislative district.
Jonathan Greenberg, 38, of Northbrook intends to seek the Republican nomination in the March 20 primary to earn the right to oppose state Rep. Elaine Nekritz (D-Northbrook) in the November 2012 general election. No other Republican candidates have indicated they will run. Nekritz told Patch in July she would seek reelection and no Democrat has said they will oppose her. She looks forward to debating Greenberg. “I welcome him to the debate,” Nekritz said. “I look forward to the opportunity to thrash out the issues.” Greenberg, an ordained rabbi who has been the Midwest political director for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) since 2008, decided to join the race because he has become increasingly concerned with Illinois…
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Redrawn 29th State Senate District will include portions of Buffalo Grove.
Veteran state Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest) said today she will not seek re-election in 2012, setting up an open seat race in a district she has represented since it was drawn by the General Assembly 10 years ago. Garrett will serve the remainder of her term, which expires in January, 2013. She will retire from public life, according to a news release she sent today (Wednesday). Garrett currently represents all or part of Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Highwood, Highland Park, Deerfield, Glencoe, Northbrook, Glenview and Des Plaines. The new 29th State Senate District will include less of Glencoe, Glenview and Northbrook, but take in part of Buffalo Grove. “It was a pretty easy decision,” Garrett said. “I’ve accomplished a lot and will …