23 Facts About Alexi Giannoulias


Alexander Alexi Giannoulias is an American financier and politician who served as the 72nd Illinois Treasurer from 2007 to 2011.

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Alexi Giannoulias was a candidate in the 2010 elections for the seat in the United States Senate held by Roland Burris.

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Alexi Giannoulias won the Democratic primary in February 2010, and narrowly lost the general elections in November 2010 to Republican Mark Kirk.

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Subsequently, Alexi Giannoulias had mostly stepped back from public life, currently serving as Senior Director of BNY Mellon Wealth Management.

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Alexi Giannoulias is currently the Democratic nominee for Illinois secretary of state in the 2022 election.

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Alexi Giannoulias attended The Latin School of Chicago and then the University of Chicago before transferring to Boston University.

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Alexi Giannoulias had played basketball at The Latin School of Chicago, and played Division III basketball at the University of Chicago.

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Alexi Giannoulias then played Division I basketball at Boston University.

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Alexi Giannoulias founded and chaired the AG Foundation, a not-for-profit charity that donated money to treat child-related illnesses, curb poverty and assist disaster relief organizations.

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On his first day as State Treasurer, Alexi Giannoulias "signed an executive order to enact the most comprehensive, widest-ranging ethics package of any elected official in the state", according to his official state website.

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In 2009, Alexi Giannoulias worked to encourage Wells Fargo to cooperate in the sale of Chicago-based clothing manufacturer Hartmarx Corp.

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The success of this sale with Alexi Giannoulias' support saved over 600 jobs at an Illinois Hartmarx factory that otherwise would have been closed.

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Alexi Giannoulias cited the fact Wells Fargo received over $25 billion in federal TARP bailout funds as further reason why the bank should have supported the sale of Hartmarx instead of pursuing the company's liquidation.

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In 2008, Alexi Giannoulias announced the creation of the Bright Start Scholarship Program, which will award $3.

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Alexi Giannoulias developed the Cultivate Illinois Excellence in Agriculture scholarship in 2008.

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Alexi Giannoulias helped reform the program, and Bright Start went from being one of the worst programs in the country to one of the best.

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Alexi Giannoulias started a pilot program in 2007 to sell the abandoned contents of safe deposit boxes on eBay, scrapping the state's annual live auctions.

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From 2002 to 2006, Alexi Giannoulias worked as a senior loan officer and vice president at Broadway Bank, a community bank founded by his father.

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Alexi Giannoulias has stated that he was not part of the loan committee that approved the loans to Giorango.

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Alexi Giannoulias ran against Republican nominee Mark Kirk, Green Party nominee LeAlan Jones, and Libertarian nominee Mike Labno.

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Alexi Giannoulias was introduced to the crowd by Congressman Bill Foster.

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Alexi Giannoulias was endorsed by Planned Parenthood, the Service Employees International Union, AFSCME, the AFL–CIO, the League of Conservation Voters, the Human Rights Campaign, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Sierra Club .

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Alexi Giannoulias announced he would run for Illinois Secretary of State to succeed retiring incumbent Jesse White.

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