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Alexandra Eidenberg

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Alexandra Eidenberg
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Illinois, District 4
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolLane Tech
Bachelor'sColumbia College Chicago
Master'sColumbia College Chicago
Personal
ProfessionSmall business owner, insurance industry
Websites
Personal website
Campaign website
Alexandra Eidenberg was a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 4th Congressional District of Illinois.[1] Eidenberg was defeated by incumbent Luis Gutierrez in the Democratic primary on March 18, 2014.[2]

Biography

Eidenberg is a native Chicagoan and a graduate of Chicago public schools.[3] Following her graduation from Lane Tech High School,[4] she attended Columbia College Chicago earning her B.A. in Marketing Communications in 2004.[5]

Professionally, Eidenberg has worked in the insurance industry and in retail and marketing. She continued to work while attending school to earn a Master's of Arts Management in small business entrepreneurship from Columbia College Chicago in 2009.[5]

Currently, she is the president of The Insurance People, an insurance practice that she co-founded in 2010.[5]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Eidenberg listed the following issues on her campaign website:[6]

  • Women's rights: "I’ll fight every single day to make sure that women get the same protection under the law, the same opportunities, the same honest pay for the same honest work - that everyone enjoys."
  • Abortion: "I believe in a woman’s right to choose. I believe in a woman’s right to control our own reproductive system, and access to fertility treatment."
  • Healthcare: "[I am] a strong supporter of the Affordable Care Act...I will fight to protect small business owners from the unintended negative impacts of legislation like ACA. For example, the calculation currently used to verify company size exposes too many small business owners to severe penalties."
  • Jobs: "I will fight to attract more good companies to the greater ChicagoLand area, and I will fight to create a pro-business environment that will directly result in more jobs, and stronger families."
  • Small businesses: "We need to work together to shop small business and create more advantageous tax options for small business owners."
  • Social Security: "Our seniors worked their entire lives investing in Social Security, and they deserve to get back every dollar they paid in... As our next member of Congress I’ll fight any politician who tries to cut those benefits, or break that promise."
  • National budget: "As a fiscal conservative, I believe it’s time we had a common-sense discussion about how to bridge the financial gap without violating our most precious values."
Excerpts taken from candidates' websites may contain spelling and grammatical errors

Elections

2014

See also: Illinois' 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

Eidenberg ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Illinois' 4th District.[1] She was defeated by incumbent Luis Gutierrez in the Democratic primary on March 18, 2014.[2]

U.S. House, Illinois District 4 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLuis Gutierrez Incumbent 74.3% 21,625
Alexandra Eidenberg 16.5% 4,796
Jorge G. Zavala 9.2% 2,670
Total Votes 29,091
Source: Illinois State Board of Elections

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Eidenberg's reports.

Alexandra Eidenberg (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[7]April 15, 2013$0$17,273$(8,240)$9,033
July Quarterly[8]July 15, 2013$9,033$5,927$(14,997)$-9,069
October Quarterly[9]October 15, 2013$-9,069$13,040$(11,338)$1,666
Year End[10]January 31, 2014$1,666$969$(3,305)$-669
Running totals
$37,209$(37,880)

Personal

Eidenberg and her husband, Roger, have two children, identical twins.[3]

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