On Wednesday, May 10, Illinois gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker introduced himself to members of Action for a Better Tomorrow-Elmhurst. ABT-Elmhurst is a 750+ member local chapter of Action for a Better Tomorrow, an Illinois progressive advocacy group working to improve policy on the local, state, and federal level. The meeting with Pritzker is the first of several events planned to introduce constituents to candidates running for upcoming local and state elections.

Pritzker highlighted his personal passions and work experiences that prepared him to serve as governor of the state of Illinois, such as his business background and history as a philanthropist, citing a non-profit small business incubator he started called 1871.

Further, Pritzker expressed his deep concern for the state suffering from the longest time period without a budget, ranked 50th in funding for education, and in the bottom 3rd for job growth.

“Illinois is a great state, full of educated people, and has a great history,” said Pritzker. “Sometimes it’s easy to forget, but as strong Midwesterners, we can overcome these challenges.”

For more information, contact Action for a Better Tomorrow-Elmhurst at elmhurstabt@gmail.com.

 

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