Featured article by Tom Robb on October 04, 2017
Northbrook resident Jonathan Carroll was sworn in last night as the replacement for State Rep. Elaine Nekritz (D-57th), who served her last day as a state legislator after 15 years in the legislature Monday.
Nekritz announced she would not run for re-election in June, saying she would step down before her term ends once a suitable replacement could be appointed by Democratic township trustees. The swearing in Tuesday was to come directly after a weighted vote of from Wheeling, Northfield and Palatine Democratic township committeemen along with the Lake County party chairman at about 5:30 p.m. in a closed door meeting at an undisclosed location.
“As state representative, I’ll serve as an independent voice fighting for quality schools, tax relief for middle-class families, and common sense laws that put our families first — not the Springfield insiders,” Carroll said in a written statement.
Carroll has worked as a special education teacher at schools in the North and Northwest suburbs and currently owns the Carroll Educational Group, which helps children and adults overcome educational challenges, according to a press release.