Mike Frerich’s is running for state treasurer of Illinois. He made a stop this afternoon in Rock Island at Cool Beans coffee house.
Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and State Senator Mike Jacobs introduced Frerich. Frerich is originally from Gifford, Illinois.
The democratic candidate is the first in his family to attend college, graduating from Yale.
Residents heard about the background of Frerich’s and what his plan was to improve the state’s budget.
Frerich’s believes his background in finance will help him make the best decisions for the state.
“I think we need to bring heightened transparency, efficiency, and transparency into the office. I think it’s important we have someone that is experienced with government finances, and as certified public finance officer I think I’m the person to do that,” said Mike Frerichs.