Dan Rutherford

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Dan Rutherford
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Illinois State Senate District 53
Incumbent
Assumed office
2003
Current term ends
2010
Political party Republican
Profession Legislator
Website Official website
Dan Rutherford is a Republican member of the Illinois State Senate. He has represented District 53 since 2003 and currently serves as an Assistant Minority Leader. Rutherford was re-elected in November of 2006 with his term expiring in 2010. Before becoming a Senator, Rutherford was a member of the Illinois House of Representatives from 1993 to 2003.

Rutherford was a declared candidate in 2010 for Illinois Treasurer on the Republican ticket, which he won.[1]

Rutherford graduated from Illinois State with his Bachelor's degree in 1978. Also, Rutherford served as a Legislative Assistant for former State Representative Tom Ewing from 1978 to 1980 and was a Business Executive.

State treasurer

Rutherford and comptroller-elect Judy Baar Topinka said they plan to flex their muscle as the state’s fiscal officers, with an aim at Gov. Pat Quinn’s borrowing. Quinn has called borrowing one of his “budget pillars,” yet the state treasurer and comptroller must sign-off on short term borrowing, according to Illinois state law requires.

“I have a number of questions about any type of short term borrowing,” Topinka said. “What will the money be used for, how long will it be out, and is there money for the state to pay it back?”

Topinka said she will not issue blank checks to the governor. Rutherford thinks he has a mandate to be tough and that voters picked Republicans to hold the fiscal offices of the state for a reason.

“[One] thing that I think is going to be impactful is to have people who are willing to articulate what may be a differing opinion on the finances of the state.”

Rutherford said that not all borrowing is bad, but he does worry about Illinois’ mounting debt and the state’s ability to repay what it borrows. [1]

Illinois State Senate

Committee assignments

Rutherford serves on these committees:


Elections

2010

Rutherford won his campaign for state treasurer in the November 2, 2010 election.[1]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Dan Rutherford won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 53 receiving 90,199 votes.[3]


Illinois State Senate, District 53 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dan Rutherford (R) 90,199

Campaign Donors

2008

In 2008, Rutherford collected $770,475 in donations.[4]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Muneer A. Satter $50,000
James J. Liautaud $25,000
Terence M. Graunke $25,000
CMTE for Legislative Action $10,000
Illinois Bankers Association $7,500
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois $6,000
HSBC North America $5,000
AT&T $5,000
Alexander D. Stuart $5,000
Robert D. Stuart Jr. $5,000
Deborah M. Olinger $5,000
Citizens for Dale A. Righter $5,000
Illinois Credit Union League $4,250
Richard W. Porter $4,000
Comcast $4,000
Albert C. Hanna $4,000
Illinois Health Care Association $4,000
Illinois Realtors Association $3,800
Sexton Companies $3,800
Illinois Automatic Merchandising Council $3,625



District 53

Rutherford represents Illinois Senate District 53. District 53 includes the Central Illinois including the City of Pontiac[5].

Personal

Rutherford resides in Pontiac, Illinois.

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Political offices
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Illinois Senate District 53
2003–present
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