Jonathan Greenberg

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Jonathan L. Greenberg
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Former candidate for
Illinois House of Representatives District 57
Bachelor'sIndiana University (1996)
Master'sIndiana University (2001)
Place of birthFort Wayne, Indiana
ProfessionNon-Profit Executive
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Jonathan L. Greenberg was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 57 of the Illinois House of Representatives.

Greenberg earned his B.A. in political science from Indiana University in 1996. He went on to receive his MPA in Public Affairs in 2001.


Campaign themes


Greenberg's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Rolling Back the Quinn Tax Hike
Excerpt: "The 67% income tax increase passed by a lame duck legislature in late 2010 costs hard-working Illinois families an average of $1500 per year at a time when most of us are already worried about our financial futures."
  • Getting Illinois Working Again
Excerpt: "Illinois has a well-earned reputation for hard work, a diverse industrial and commercial base, and a location in the heart of America. Carl Sandburg called us the “City of the Big Shoulders.” And we can be again."
  • Reining in Out-of-Control Spending
Excerpt: "Politicians in Springfield rang up an $11 billion budget deficit by spending too much on bloated, mismanaged and inefficient programs."
  • Taking On Ineptitude and Corruption
Excerpt: "People used to write poems and songs about Illinois. Now they write jokes about us. But Illinoisans aren’t laughing as we get stuck with the bill and the broken economy."
  • Paying Our Bills On Time
Excerpt: "Illinois families understand how to pay our bills. Our government, though, doesn’t get it. The State of Illinois is a deadbeat."



See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Greenberg ran in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 57. Greenberg was unopposed in the March 20 Republican primary and was defeated by incumbent Elaine Nekritz (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 57, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElaine Nekritz Incumbent 55.5% 20,130
     Republican Jonathan L. Greenberg 44.5% 16,133
Total Votes 36,263


Greenberg and his wife, Sharone, have two children.

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