|Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 57th district
|Preceded by||Elizabeth Coulson|
December 11, 1957 |
|Alma mater||University of Michigan|
|Profession||Real Estate Attorney|
Elaine Nekritz is the Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives for the 57th District since 2001. She was formerly the Democratic Committeeman of Northfield Township, Ill., but eventually resigned the seat and delivered it to attorney Michael Kreloff.
Prior to her election as representative of the 57th District in November 2002, Nekritz was a member of the law firm of Altheimer and Gray, working as a real estate attorney and later becoming a partner with the firm. She also worked as legislative aide to Jeff Schoenberg, now the State Senator of the 9th District, while he served as the state representative of the 58th District.
Nekritz was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. She currently resides in Northbrook with her husband, Barry.
One of Nekritz's ways of celebrating Independence Day is to perform cartwheels along the route of the Northbrook, Illinois, parade .
High speed rail
Nekritz is the Chair of the Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission and advocates building numerous high speed rail lines in Illinois including one from Chicago to Detroit. See written testimony before the Rail Subcommittee of the U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee April 20, 2010 (pdf).
- Representative Elaine Nekritz (D) 57th District Illinois General Assembly
- State Representative Elaine Nekritz constituency site
- Profile at Project Vote Smart
- Rep. Elaine Nekritz at Illinois House Democrats
- 2012 candidate questionnaire at the Daily Herald (Arlington Heights)
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