I knew Dan long before he was our State Treasurer or a state-wide political force. We went to college together & belonged to the same fraternity. I was his campaign treasurer when he was Student Body President at Illinois State University and I am still his campaign treasurer today.
Illinois is a fiscal mess. The state needed someone with business & legislative experience as State Treasurer. That is, in part, why the electorate overwhelmingly elected Dan Rutherford. He received more votes than the winner of the US Senate and Governor's races.
Dan works hard. In his first year as State Treasurer he has implemented several changes to help bring fiscal responsibility back to Illinois government. In addition, he asked that his budget be reduced to the level it was ten years ago. This will not cure Illinois' financial problems, but his intent is to lead by example. He believes doing things the right way is the only way. His expectations of performance are high. As Treasurer, he will not be an obstructionist nor will he be shy about speaking out.
As an attorney & CPA, I prepare Dan's personal taxes & audit his campaign committee's disclosure reports. For him, it is black or white; it must be right & never wrong. There is no gray or maybe.
Dan has small town values with extensive global experience. His honesty and business experience make Dan the right person to lead in our state.
Merle, I am writing you, personally, to ask you to invest in Dan Rutherford and the future of Illinois.
Your help can build the financial foundation for the Dan Rutherford Campaign Committee.
Your gift to the Campaign Committee, at the highest level possible, is essential if you want Dan to continue doing what he does best in government and politics. Now is the time to make the investment.
We are all very busy, but no one more than Dan. He is working hard as the State Treasurer to help make a difference. You can help establish the foundation on which the difference in Illinois can be built.
Please consider participating. You can charge a donation to your credit card by going online to Dan's Campaign website: https://www.danrutherford.org/contribute/
I will be reviewing the replies with Dan. I know he will be very pleased to see your participation.
Thank you, very much, for your support of Dan Rutherford and your investment in a sound businessman as the financial officer of Illinois.
Rex L. Schaeffer, LLM,JD,CPA
Dan Rutherford Campaign Committee
PS. I asked Debi to send this from her email account since I am not in the Campaign office full time.
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