A press release from the gubernatorial campaign of State Treasurer Dan Rutherford:
Rutherford internet ad touts major cuts in his treasurer’s office budget
Four years ago, Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford vowed to protect the wallets of Illinois taxpayers.
Today, Rutherford released a new campaign video explaining how he’s made good on that promise by cutting 10 percent from the state treasurer’s office budget, while maintaining, and even improving, the level of service provided by his office.
The Republican candidate for governor explains in the 30 second video how he intends to carry his governing philosophy from the treasurer’s office to the governor’s mansion this fall.
The video can be seen here: http://www.danrutherford.org/
“I’ve taken a very fundamental and analytical approach to running the treasurer’s office,” he noted. “We looked at every program and service and cut out what wasn’t working, consolidated redundancies and keyed in on providing a high level of service. It’s really a focused and fairly simple approach, but it’s one that works.”
Rutherford knows this attitude will work on a larger scale.
“This same approach can be used to streamline state government by eliminating waste and focusing on efficiency in the core services government needs to provide,” he emphasized. “As a result, the state can save money and eliminate government barriers to building our economy back to where it needs to be.”
An efficient administration will cost less to operate, create a positive business environment, and ultimately bring jobs back to Illinois.
“When you protect the wallets of Illinois citizens, you encourage job growth and economic expansion. I have the proven record in the treasurer’s office that I can get it done for all of Illinois,” he stressed.