From Greenberg for State Rep -
Northbrook, Ill. - Non-profit leader and former economic development professional Jonathan Greenberg announced this week that his campaign raised $51,293 in the second quarter - more than double his incumbent opponent.
Greenberg, 38, of Northbrook raised the overwhelming majority of his campaign funds from individuals. This is the first campaign for public office for the socially moderate Republican nominee.
Greenberg's opponent, long-time Springfield politician Elaine Nekritz, raised only $22,750 - less than half that of her challenger. Nekritz only took in about $1600 more than she spent last quarter.
Greenberg's campaign also announced that he had qualified for an additional $100,000 in matching funds as part of the House Republican "Young Guns" program. Including that money, Greenberg has virtually evened the financial playing field in the campaign. Nekritz had $190,000 on hand at the end of the quarter while Greenberg's total will be $160,000.
"In listening to my neighbors, I've learned that what they're really looking for is decisive leadership to bring jobs back to our State, solve our big problems, and lower taxes," Greenberg said. "The 57th District will be a central battleground for Illinois' future. Will we choose more of the failure and irresponsibility that have marked the last decade or a brighter future of growth and prosperity?"
"Reform won't come easy," Greenberg said. "My neighbors will have to help me fight for it. But these numbers are an encouraging step toward fixing what's wrong with our broken State."