Giannoulias Raises $3 Million+ in Campaign for Secretary of State
Former Illinois State Treasurer Exceeds 2nd Quarter Fundraising Goals
Democrat Alexi Giannoulias ended the second quarter of the year with more than $3 million in his campaign fund for Illinois Secretary of State.
During the last three months, Alexi for Illinois raised more than $950,000. That gave the former State Treasurer $2.916 million along with another $91,900 reported on July 7 to bring the current cash on hand total to $3,007,900.
“Our end-of-the-quarter fundraising total shows that we have a broad-based coalition of support and a campaign that continues to grow momentum and gain enthusiasm from across the entire State,” Giannoulias said. “We’ve been meeting with voters, rolling out progressive policy initiatives and earning support from people who want solutions-driven leadership that brings people together, restores trust in government and delivers results for hard-working families.”
The fundraising success positions Giannoulias with the resources his campaign needs to earn the Democratic nomination next June and win the general election in November 2022.
In addition, Giannoulias has recently received several endorsements, which have translated into support and campaign dollars during the quarter, especially from labor-backed groups, including: the Laborers’ International Union of North America ($179,000 from three separate committees); SEIU State Council ($59,900); International Union of Operating Engineers ($25,000); SEIU Local 1 ($10,000); and Painters District Council 30 ($5,000).
Giannoulias has also earned grassroots support from a variety of influential and active political leaders and organizations, including: U.S. Rep. Jesús “Chuy” García; the 22nd Ward IPO; South Side and South Suburban elected officials, West Suburban Mayors; and the Southern Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association.
Current Secretary of State Jesse White has announced that he does not intend to seek re-election, creating an open seat for the office for the first time since White was elected in 1998.
As the youngest State Treasurer ever elected in Illinois Giannoulias, who served from 2007 to 2011, pursued a progressive, reform-based agenda that featured innovative initiatives that curbed ethical abuses, created jobs, safely invested taxpayer dollars and improved the financial futures of all Illinoisans.
In his bid for Secretary of State, Giannoulias has focused on protecting voter rights, modernizing the office through new technology, improving safety on our roadways, strengthening ethics laws to prevent corruption, protecting privacy and safeguarding against financial fraud.