Frerichs for Treasurer Campaign Raises More than $200,000 in Third Quarter. Contributions come from broad base of donors throughout Illinois.
Champaign, IL- The Mike Frerichs for Treasurer campaign today announced that Sen. Frerichs raised $210,000 in the third quarter and has $769,000 on hand. Through Oct. 1, Sen. Frerichs had received contributions from 758 people from 53 counties across the state of Illinois, underscoring his broad appeal.
“It’s clear that many Illinoisans believe as I do that it’s time to bring common-sense solutions and support for the middle class to the office of Treasurer. We’re off to a great start, and we’ll continue building momentum through the end of the year and into 2014,” said Sen. Frerichs.
After filing today, the Frerichs campaign has more cash on hand than all three of his Republican opponents combined.
“When I talk to people on the campaign trail, whether we’re in Carbondale, Champaign or Chicago, they tell me they’re fed up with the lack of financial leadership in Illinois,” added Sen. Frerichs. “Illinois is ready for a new Treasurer, one who brings accountability, transparency and competency to Illinois’ finances and who puts the state’s investments to work to help build out the middle class.”
The Frerichs campaign raised $208,855 in the third quarter, $210,660 including in-kind contributions. Total cash on hand as of Oct. 1 was $769,502.36. Third-quarter fundraising was made up of 402 contributions, and 79 percent of individual donors to the campaign were first-time donors.
Mike Frerichs has served as the State Senator for the 52nd District since 2007, representing Champaign and Vermilion Counties. Mike is currently Chair of the Senate Higher Education Committee and was previously the chair of the Senate Agriculture and Conservation Committee. Mike is originally from Gifford, Illinois (pop. 800) and was in the first generation of his family to attend college (Yale University). Previously, Mike was elected to the Champaign County Board (2000) and was Champaign County Auditor (2002-2007). He is also a certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) and was awarded the Certificate for Excellence in Financial Reporting for his work in bringing transparency and strict oversight to the County’s budget. His slogan, “Standing Tall for Illinois,” is a play on his height. At 6 feet 8 inches, Mike is one of the tallest legislators in Illinois history.