Mark Greenberg

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Mark Greenberg
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, Connecticut, District 5
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sCornell University
Personal
ProfessionBusinessman
Websites
Campaign website
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Mark Greenberg was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 5th Congressional District of Connecticut.[1] Mark Greenberg lost the general election on November 4, 2014. This was his third consecutive bid for the seat.[2]

He was a Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 5th Congressional District of Connecticut in both 2010 and 2012. In the 2012 election, Greenberg was defeated by Andrew Roraback in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012.[3]

Biography

Education:[4]

  • Cornell University

Career

  • Founded two successful companies: Adirondack Mobile Telephone, Adirondack Radio Telephone[4]
  • 1980: Created MGRE, a firm that is now one of the largest real estate management[4]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Greenberg's campaign website listed the following issues:[5]

  • Jobs: "Creating new jobs and ensuring a real economic recovery are my top priorities. Sadly the high tax, big spending and over regulating policies being advanced by the Washington politicians are getting in the way. We need change that so big and large employers can have access to capital and can flourish and succeed."
  • Obamacare: "The failed, big-government experiment of ObamaCare is costing millions of people their health care coverage as well as their jobs. The Congressional Budget office reports that due to ObamaCare, the equivalent of 2.3 million jobs will be lost by 2021. Other workers are already seeing their work hours cut, as some employers are reducing workers' hours below the 30-hour-per-week threshold at which the employer mandate kicks in."
  • Taxes: "It has been proven time and time again that the best way to stimulate business growth is to lower taxes. Taxes do not create jobs or strengthen the economy. Taxes cost jobs and hurt our economy by taking money out of the pockets of employers and workers."
  • Government Spending: "Government spending continues to surge and the national deficit now stands at nearly $18 trillion. Fueled by deficit spending, high taxes and an over-reliance on borrowing, the bloat of government is bigger than ever."
  • National Defense: "America must be strong and vigilant and we need national defense policies at home and overseas that keep America safe and free."

[6]

—Mark Greenberg's campaign website, http://www.markgreenbergforcongress.com/markontheissues.html

2012

  • Our Pledge to America
  • Jobs
  • Taxes
  • Government Spending
  • ObamaCare
  • National Defense
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Social Security
  • The 2nd Amendment
  • Immigration
  • Lawsuit Reform
  • Abortion
  • The Middle East

Elections

2014

See also: Connecticut's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

Greenberg ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Connecticut's 5th District. Greenberg defeated Sal Lilienthal in the GOP convention on May 16, 2014. He was defeated by incumbent Elizabeth Esty (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[7][8]

U.S. House, Connecticut District 5 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElizabeth Esty Incumbent 53% 107,930
     Republican Mark Greenberg 46.1% 93,861
     Independent John Pistone 1% 1,989
Total Votes 203,780
Source: Connecticut Secretary of State (100% reporting) Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

2012

See also: Connecticut's 5th Congressional District elections, 2012

Greenberg ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Connecticut's 5th District. Greenberg was defeated by Andrew Roraback in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012.[3]

Connecticut's 5th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAndrew Roraback 32.1% 9,529
Mark Greenberg 27.1% 8,036
Lisa Foley 21.3% 6,333
Justin Bernier 19.6% 5,808
Total Votes 29,706

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Greenberg's reports.[9]

Mark Greenberg (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]April 15, 2013$313$59,000$(58,461.92)$851.08
July Quarterly[11]July 12, 2013$851.08$94,156.75$(41,261.70)$53,746.13
October Quarterly[12]October 15, 2013$53,746.13$92,446.11$(107,578.47)$38,613.77
Year-End[13]January 31, 2014$38,613$78,899$(81,643)$35,869
April Quarterly[14]April 15, 2014$35,869$147,351$(125,810)$57,410
Pre-Convention[15]May 2, 2014$57,410$710$(35,953)$22,166
July Quarterly[16]July 15, 2014$22,166$380,022$(137,894)$264,292
October Quarterly[17]October 15, 2014$264,292$655,725$(801,843)$118,174
Running totals
$1,508,309.86$(1,390,445.09)

**As of the 2014 October Quarterly Report, Greenberg's committee owed $1,148,900 in outstanding loans to Mark Greenberg.

Personal

Greenberg and his wife Linda live with their five children in Litchfield.[18] Greenberg and Linda founded The Simon Foundation, Inc, an animal rescue shelter.[4]

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References

  1. The Courant, "Congressional Races Muted At Best, Even In The Fightin' 5th," accessed August 18, 2013
  2. Hartford Courant' "Greenberg Says He'll Make A Third Run In 5th District In 2014," March 21, 2013
  3. 3.0 3.1 AP Results, "U.S. House Results," accessed August 14, 2012
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Mark Greenberg for Congress, "All About Mark," accessed February 15, 2012
  5. Campaign website, "Issues," accessed July 14, 2014
  6. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  7. Connecticut Secretary of State, "General election candidates," accessed August 12, 2014
  8. The Huffington Post, "Election 2014," November 4, 2014
  9. Federal Election Commission, "Mark Greenberg 2014 Summary reports," accessed November 4, 2013
  10. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed November 4, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed November 4, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 4, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Mark Greenberg Year-End," accessed February 11, 2014
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Mark Greenberg April Quarterly," accessed April 30, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Mark Greenberg Pre-Convention," accessed July 24, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Mark Greenberg July Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Mark Greenberg October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2014
  18. Mark Greenberg for Congress, "About Mark," accessed December 22, 2011