Giannoulias Ends Quarter with more than $2.1 million in Campaign for Secretary of State Race
Former Illinois State Treasurer Exceeds Fundraising Goals
Alexi Giannoulias ended the first quarter of the year with more than $2.1 million in his campaign fund – a year before the 2022 primary election for Illinois Secretary of State.
During the first three months of 2021, Alexi for Illinois raised over $1.4 million, giving the former State Treasurer more than $2.1 million on hand at the end of March. The fundraising total puts his campaign on track to secure the necessary resources to win the Democratic nomination and defeat the Republican nominee in the general election.
“These contributions send a clear message that our vision for the office is resonating with voters across the state,” said Giannoulias, noting that the donor base reflects a broad-based coalition of support from across the state. “Momentum and excitement for our campaign is growing by the day among people who want solutions-driven leadership that brings people together, restores trust in government and delivers results for hard-working families.”
The first-quarter figure is especially encouraging given that COVID-19 restrictions have limited opportunities to reach voters, forcing campaigns to rely on virtual events and individual outreach over the phone. Giannoulias has held more than 75 Alexi Listens events since the start of the year.
“Without the ability to hold in-person events or engage in retail politics, our campaign adapted early on to embrace non-traditional strategies and digital platforms to navigate and overcome these challenges,” Giannoulias said. “Our ability to successfully pivot has paid off as we’ve exceeded our goals and put the campaign in a strong position moving forward.”
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.