State Sen. Mike Frerichs (D-Champaign), the Democratic nominee for Illinois treasurer, outlined his reform agenda on Tuesday for the state treasurer’s office.
Frerichs will go up against Republican State Rep. Tom Cross of Oswego, the former Illinois House minority leader, in the November election to succeed outgoing incumbent State Treasurer Dan Rutherford, who ran unsuccessfully for the 2014 Republican gubernatorial nomination.
“Even after allegations of abuse were revealed, Tom Cross said he thinks Dan Rutherford is doing a great job. It’s time for him to stop toeing the party line and join me in calling for reforms to the management of the Treasurer’s office,” Frerichs said in a statement. “A Frerichs Administration will not be distracted by unethical and potentially illegal practices. It will be focused on supporting the middle class, making college more affordable, and investing in our infrastructure and small businesses. I make this pledge to the citizens of Illinois, that every employee of the Treasurer’s office has a right to perform an honest job for the taxpayers free from any political influence. My proposals will bring a new focus and an era of transparency, reform, and accountability to the Treasurer’s office.”
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