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 Sunday, July 27, the 208th day of 2014. There are 157 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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