|Illinois House of Representatives District 57|
|January 14, 2015|
|Years in position||12|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Trinity University, 1979|
|J.D.||University of Michigan, 1982|
|Birthday||December 11, 1957|
|Place of birth||Wichita, KS|
Nekritz is a Partner in the Law Firm of Altheimer and Gray. She previously served as Legislative Aide to State Senator Jeff Schoenberg.
She is a member of the Trail Users Rights Foundation Board, Illinois Bar Association, National Council on Jewish Women, Democratic Committeeman of Northfield Township, and is Chairperson of the Village of Northbrook's Community Relations Commission.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Nekritz served on the following committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Judiciary, Chair|
|• Personnel & Pensions, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Nekritz served on the following committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Environmental Health|
|• Judiciary I - Civil Law, Chair|
|• Personnel & Pensions, Vice-chair|
|• Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges|
|• Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Nekritz served on the following committees:
|Illinois Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Appropriations-Higher Education|
|• Elections & Campaign Reform, Chair|
|• Environment & Energy, Vice-chair|
|• Environmental Health|
|• Judiciary I - Civil Law|
|• Medicaid Reform, Family & Children|
|• Railroad Industry, Chair|
|• Tollway Oversight|
|• Veterans' Affairs|
Nekritz's campaign website lists the following issues:
- State Finances
- Excerpt: "I’ve supported unpopular facility closures, both to save money and to provide the services in a more effective way in the community. And I’m continuing to push for streamlined models for how we deliver our services. Just as the private and nonprofit sectors have done, we must do more with less and ensure that what money we are spending has a very effective, efficient and measurable outcome."
- Excerpt: "We are on the cusp of a historic breakthrough. I am disappointed that we did not vote on the package of reforms that surfaced late in the spring legislative session and hope we soon will return to Springfield to take it up. This is a problem that is decades in the making and now we’re trying to make the hard choices to get it fixed in a much shorter timeframe."
- Excerpt: "Another massive problem facing our state, I proudly stood with colleagues from both sides of the aisle as we took the first meaningful step to reducing expenses in this state health insurance program. Through a combination of targeted spending cuts and an increase in the cigarette tax that will lower health care costs by discouraging smoking, I worked with other legislators and the governor to produce $2.7 billion in savings in this $14 billion program."
- Excerpt: " I wholeheartedly support increased funding for early childhood education because with the right direction early on, students can and will succeed in even the most challenging situations outside the classroom. I’m working on special education funding and corporate property tax appeals to ensure we’re capitalizing on the funding available and providing the resources necessary to meet our most critical needs."
- Excerpt: "Some tax credits in Illinois work well to boost our economy, and the EDGE tax credits are one of them. I support reforms to ensure the process for those credits is streamlined so they can better be utilized by companies creating and retaining jobs. I also support improvements in state environmental oversight to avoid unnecessary duplications and hassles in fees and permitting that force businesses to look to other states to grow."
Rep Nekritz says it may be a bit before lawmakers get answers on questions about late military ballots.
Nekritz won re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 57. Nekritz was unopposed in the March 20 Democratic primary and defeated Jonathan L. Greenberg (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 57, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Elaine Nekritz Incumbent||55.5%||20,130|
|Republican||Jonathan L. Greenberg||44.5%||16,133|
Nekritz won re-election to the 57th District seat against Republican Richard G. Hamen. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on February 2nd. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 57 (2010)|
|Elaine Nekritz (D)||14,537||61.24%|
|Richard G. Hamen (R)||9,202||38.76%|
On November 4, 2008, Democrat Elaine Nekritz won re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives District 57 receiving 22,407 votes, ahead of Republican James Tatooles who received 10,602 votes.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 57 (2008)|
|Elaine Nekritz (D)||22,407|
|James Tatooles (R)||10,602|
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 57 (2006)|
|Elaine Nekritz (D)||18,615|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Nekritz collected $213,481 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors are listed below:
|Illinois House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Elaine Nekritz's campaign in 2010|
|Illinois Democratic Party||$9,982|
|Krehbiel Jr, John||$6,000|
|Hebeisen, Keith A||$5,150|
|Union Pacific Railroad||$4,500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$213,481|
In 2008, Nekritz collected $214,424 in donations.
Listed below are the five largest contributors to her campaign.
|John Krehbiel Jr.||$25,000|
|Cook County College Teachers Union||$7,000|
|Illinois Education Association||$5,000|
|Keith A. Hebeisen||$4,650|
|Illinois Trial Lawyers Association||$4,000|
Illinois Opportunity Project
The Illinois Opportunity Project, "an independent research and public policy enterprise that promotes legislative solutions in advance of free markets and free minds," annually releases its Legislative Vote Card, grading all members in both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly on the basis of their support of "pro-growth economic policies that increase personal freedom and reign in expansive government."
Nekritz received a score of 37.50 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale. Her score was tied for the 80th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.
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- Campaign Website
- Nekritz's personal website
- Illinois General Assembly - Representative Elaine Nekritz (D) 57th District
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Illinois House Democrats - Elaine Nekritz
- Nekritz's facebook
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Nekritz
- ↑ Elaine Nekritz, "Issues," accessed October 25, 2012
- ↑ "Nekritz on Military Ballots," Illinois Statehouse News, November 23, 2010
- ↑ Illinois State Board of Elections "Candidate List," December 5, 2011
- ↑ Illinois State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results"
- ↑ Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed January 18, 2013
- ↑ Chicago Sun-Times, "2010 Election Results"
- ↑ Illinois Official 2010 General Election Results
- ↑ Illinois House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- ↑ Illinois House of Representatives official election results for 2006
- ↑ Follow the money - Illinois House 2010 donors
- ↑ Nekritz Campaign Donors
- ↑ Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 Illinois Opportunity Project, Legislative Vote Card home page, accessed February 21, 2013
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