Cook County, Northfield Township Democratic Committeeman (2006-)
In the 1970's Mike Kreloff was a independent, leftist political activist trying to get elected to office along with his close friend David Orr. Kreloff and Orr switched roles running for Alderman in the 49th Ward or as the other's campaign manger. Kreloff went first in 1975, losing to Esther Saperstein by a slim 415 votes. Then Orr took a shot and defeated Saperstein. Kreloff took another shot at elected office in 1984, but lost the Ward Committeeman race to Democratic Regular Lee Preston.
For the next thirty years Kreloff instead satisfied himself with playing a leading role in a broad array of non-elected political positions. Kreloff served as the Cook County Board Secretary, a campaign staffer for Carol Moseley-Braun's 1992 U.S. Senate campaign, campaign staffer for U.S. Senator Paul Simon, staffer for Cook County Clerk David Orr, and as an election attorney, most notably for then-Mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel's 2011 residency challenge. He has a habit of cropping up in interesting places.
Now a resident of Glenview, Kreloff took the Northfield Committeeman position in 2006 after State Rep. Elaine Nekritz decided to focus her energies on Springfield.
Important Political Events
- 1975, Defeated for 49th Ward Alderman by Esther Saperstein
- 1984, Defeated for 49th Ward Democratic Committeeman by Lee Preston
- 2006, Elected Northfield Township Democratic Committeeman, unopposed, replacing Elaine Nekritz