Letter: Help Rutherford protect your wallet from politicians


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Posted Online: March 07, 2014, 12:00 am
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Help state Treasurer Dan Rutherford, who is running for governor in the Republican primary, protect your wallet from the politicians. He has the breadth of experience in areas that make all the difference.

He knows business from 25 years as an executive in one of our largest service companies. He knows how the legislative branch works from 18 years in the General Assembly and now serves as treasurer.

Actions always tell more about a man than talk does. The first time I met Dan he asked: "When was the last time you had to visit the state treasurer's office?"

He said, "The only reason to have so many treasurer's offices is for political purposes." Within only 30 days of becoming treasurer Dan kept his word, and closed six offices.

He also cut the treasurer's budget by 10 percent the past three years. This resulted in significant savings.

As treasurer, his job is to invest our money, and he has good ideas on how to put budgeting back on a sound fiscal footing through those experiences.

As a legislator, Dan tirelessly championed the elderly getting fair treatment by chairing the Long Term Care Task Force. He included all who had a vested interest, as well holding 15 public hearings throughout the state. We need this leader who listens to all the people.

Dan keeps his word, listens to people, is fiscally responsible, with broad experience and is the kind of man we need to lead Illinois on the road back to fiscal soundness. Then once again we can be proud to say we live in Illinois.

Eleanore DeSmet,
Rock Island















 




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  Today is Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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