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Wannabe congressman turns to Craigslist to find campaign manager—pays $300 a week

Another lesson in why job hopefuls should also keep an eye on Craigslist.


Fernando Alfonso III


Posted on Jan 2, 2014   Updated on May 31, 2021, 10:26 pm CDT

It may be the brightest political move this year or the the riskiest. Either way, congressional hopeful David Green is taking a chance on Craigslist.

The candidate for Illinois’s 13th Congressional District has made a posting on the classifieds site looking for a campaign manager “with the skills and ability and persistence to make contacts with student groups in all of these locations, as well as progressives, minorities, and labor unions.” The gig runs through March and pays $300 week for 20 hours of work.

Green is up against Madison County Chief Judge Ann Callis and George Gollin for the spot currently held by Republican Rodney Davis of Taylorville. On the Republican side, Green faces competition from “attorney Erika Harold, a former Miss America from Urbana, and Michael Firsching, a veterinarian from Moro, near Edwardsville,” NWI reported.

Green is a social policy analyst at the University of Illinois’ Center for Prevention Research and Development.

H/T NWI | Photo by VinothChandar/Flickr

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*First Published: Jan 2, 2014, 4:51 pm CST