Are you sick and tired of dirty politics and “gotcha” journalism? I certainly am. I am especially bothered by the outrageous attacks on JB Pritzker, Democratic candidate for governor. JB is an outstanding man who has dedicated his life to making the world a better place for everyone.
JB has been a leader in:
• Early childhood development and education
• Efforts to end handgun violence
• Building the Illinois Holocaust Museum
• Advocating for the LGBTQ community
• Supporting programs for the African American community
• Defending religious and ethnic minorities
His opponents run nasty commercials that seek to paint JB in a different light. Don’t believe them. I’ve known JB Pritzker for more than 20 years. He is a good and decent person. Despite having lost both his parents when he was young, and having the ability to take his life in any direction he chose, JB chose to dedicate himself to making our world a better place for everyone. And he has gone a long way in accomplishing that goal.
As a businesswoman, I am most pleased with JB’s efforts to bring jobs to Illinois. As the founder of the technology incubator 1871, JB Pritzker has put Chicago and Illinois on the map for one of the most important business sectors there is — technology. Even more important than bringing 7,000 jobs to our state, JB has made Chicago a technology leader, a “go to” place for entrepreneurs and job-makers looking to launch the next Amazon, Google or Facebook. It positions us well for future job growth and creates endless opportunities for young people seeking good paying jobs.
JB Pritzker’s record of accomplishment far exceeds that of any of the other candidates in the race. He is a leader and a friend to the many diverse communities that make up our state. He is a smart, hard-working, dedicated man who among all the candidates is best suited to lead Illinois into the future. JB is my friend, he is a wonderful person, he is a true leader and he will make a great governor. I hope you will join me in voting for JB Pritzker for Governor.