A press release from gubernatorial candidate Dan Rutherford:
Rutherford names Steve Kim as his Lt. Governor
Republican Candidate for Governor Dan Rutherford Names Steve Kim as his Lt. Governor and announces the Office of Job Creation and Retention
Republican Gubernatorial candidate Dan Rutherford has named international business executive and attorney Steve Kim as his selection for Lt. Governor.
Mr. Kim has a strong business background including managing partner of RKJ Legal and having served as Vice President of Government and Public Affairs at Time Warner Cable and Director of External Affairs at AT&T Illinois.
Additionally, he served as Special Assistant to former Governor Jim Edgar where he advised the Governor on international trade and Asian affairs.
Steve Kim’s extensive background in business and public policy compliment Dan Rutherford’s 25 years as a senior executive with ServiceMaster Corporation.
“I am honored to have Steve Kim as my running mate as he brings a unique business background and adds a diverse and youthful set of ideas to our campaign.”
Steve Kim is married to Misuk, and they have one son Lincoln.
With the announcement of Steve Kim, Dan Rutherford is also announcing the Governor’s Office of Job Creation and Retention under the banner and responsibility of the Lt. Governor.
The office will streamline the bureaucratic nightmare that is state government into a “one stop shop” for existing and new business in Illinois.
“It will be a portal that will make Illinois competitive and help put people back to work,” said Dan Rutherford.
“When I make my way across the state, business owners tell me their stories of hardship in dealing with the State of Illinois and the endless red tape that hampers their ability to grow and create jobs.”
Illinois’ unemployment rate continues to be above the national average, and poor management at the state level has caused a fiscal disaster.
The Governor’s Office of Job Creation and Retention will operate within the current budget of the Lt. Governor’s office, and not receive any additional funding.