A press release from the Tom Cross for State Treasurer Campaign:
Tom Cross Announces McHenry County Steering Committee
WOODSTOCK –Tom Cross, Republican for Treasurer, announced his McHenry County Steering Committee today.
Headlining Cross’ McHenry County Team are Republican State Representatives Mike Tryon and Barb Wheeler, Senator Pam Althoff and County Board Chairman Tina Hill.
“Illinois is facing significant fiscal challenges and Tom Cross knows how to solve them. Tom has worked tirelessly for taxpayers in McHenry County and throughout the state,” said State Representative Mike Tryon.
Cross’ McHenry County Steering Committee includes former Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party and the McHenry County Board Al Jourdan, State Representatives Mike Tryon and Barb Wheeler, State Senator Pam Althoff, current McHenry County Board Chairwoman Tina Hill, Board Members Anna May Miller, Ken Koehler, McHenry County Recorder of Deeds Phyllis Walters, Crystal Lake Mayor Aaron Shepley, McHenry Mayor Sue Low, Woodstock Mayor Dr. Brian Sager, McHenry County College Trustee Thomas Wilbeck, Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Robert Miller, former Richmond Township Supervisor Tammy Valentine-Garza and community leaders Patrick Sharpe, Tom Zanck, Tom Low, Chuck Ruth, Drs. Manian & Elaine Ramesh, Robert and Nina Stephenson, Ken Cabay, Dr. Joseph Hagenbruch, and John Smith, among others.
McHenry County Board Chairman Tina Hill said Cross is the best choice for the Office of Treasurer.
“Tom’s prosecutorial background and knowledge of state government will give him the tools necessary to get lawmakers to pass a balanced budget and end the fraud and corruption in state government,” said Hill. “I am very proud to back Tom Cross for Treasurer because I know he will do an excellent job.”
“The path to reform begins with an honestly balanced budget,” said Cross. “As Treasurer, on day one I will work to require the Governor and legislature to enact an honestly balanced budget. Taxpayers deserve no less.”
As Treasurer, Cross has pledged to use the full power of the office to require the legislature to enact an honestly balanced budget, including legal remedies. And continuing his commitment to reform, Tom will establish a Government Integrity Unit inside the Treasurer’s office, comprised of financial experts, former prosecutors and law enforcement officials who will be charged with the task of reviewing state financial documents to ensure their accuracy and protect state pension funds from corruption and fraud.