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{{Stategov}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Treasurer of the State of Illinois''' is the chief financial officer of the government of [[Illinois]].  The current officeholder is [[Dan Rutherford]].
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|Term limits = None
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|Current officeholder =Dan Rutherford
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|Assumed office = January 10, 2011
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|Compensation = 130,800
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|Next election =[[Illinois state executive official elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Last election= November 2, 2010
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|Other offices =[[Governor of Illinois|Governor]] • [[Lieutenant Governor of Illinois|Lieutenant Governor]] • [[Illinois Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] • [[Attorney General of Illinois|Attorney General]] • [[Illinois Treasurer|Treasurer]] • [[Illinois Auditor|Auditor]] • [[Illinois Comptroller|Comptroller]] • [[Illinois Superintendent of Education|Superintendent of Education]] • [[Illinois Director of Agriculture|Agriculture Director]] • [[Illinois Director of Insurance|Insurance Director]] • [[Illinois Director of Natural Resources|Natural Resources Director]] • [[Illinois Director of Labor|Labor Director]] • [[Illinois Commerce Commission|Illinois Commerce Commission]]}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Treasurer of the State of Illinois''' is the chief financial officer of the government of [[Illinois]].  
  
The [[Treasurer|treasurer]] is responsible for maintaining the state funds and acting as the state's bank.  The main duty performed by this office is investing the state money collected and distributing it as needed. The office also offers programs to help state citizens with their own financial well being such as classes to help manage money. A college savings program is also run by the office to help students in need as well as keeping track and returning unclaimed property.
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The [[Treasurer|treasurer]] is responsible for maintaining the state funds and acting as the state's bank.
  
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==Current officeholder==
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The current officeholder is [[Dan Rutherford]].  He served previously in the [[Illinois State Senate]], representing District 53 from 2003 to 2010 and serving as an [[State Senate Assistant Minority Leader|Assistant Minority Leader]]. Before becoming a Senator, Rutherford was a member of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] from 1993 to 2003.  Rutherford was first elected Treasurer in 2010, succeeding Alexi Giannoulias.<ref name=treas>[http://statehousenewsonline.com/2010/11/10/new-ill-gop-comptroller-treasurer-no-blank-checks-for-dem-govs-borrowing/ "New Ill. GOP comptroller, treasurer: no blank checks for Dem gov’s borrowing," ''Illinois Statehouse News'', November 10, 2010]</ref>  Rutherford's term as Treasurer expires in 2015.
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Rutherford graduated from Illinois State University with his Bachelor's degree in 1978.<ref name="bio">[http://www.treasurer.il.gov/about-us/meet-treasurer-rutherford.aspx ''Illinois Treasurer'' "Meet Treasurer Rutherford" Accessed July 28, 2012]</ref>  Rutherford also served as a Legislative Assistant for former State Representative Tom Ewing from 1978 to 1980 and was a Business Executive. <ref name="bio"/>
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==Authority==
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The treasurer's office is authorized by [[Article_V,_Illinois_Constitution#Section_1|Article V, Section 1]] of the [[Illinois Constitution]].
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'''Article V, Section 1'''
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| '''Officers:''' The Executive Branch shall include a Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Comptroller and Treasurer elected by the electors of the State. They shall keep the public records and maintain a residence at the seat of government during their terms of office.
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==Qualifications==
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Here is a list of the standard qualifications necessary under [[Illinois]] State Law in order to be considered for the Office of Treasurer:
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*To be eligible to hold the office of [[Governor of Illinois|Governor]], [[Lieutenant Governor of Illinois|Lieutenant Governor]], [[Illinois Attorney General|Attorney General]], Secretary of State, Comptroller or Treasurer, a person must be:
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:*a United States citizen, at least twenty-five (25) years old
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:*a resident of this [[Illinois|State]] for the three years preceding his election <small>'''([[Article V, Illinois Constitution|Illinois Constitution, Article V § 3]])'''</small>
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==Elections==
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According to [[Article_V,_Illinois_Constitution#Section_2|Article V, Section 2]] of the [[Illinois Constitution|state constitution]], state treasurers shall hold office for four years beginning on the second Monday of January after their election and until their successors are qualified. The state treasurer be elected at the general election in 1978 and every four years thereafter.
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==Vacancies==
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[[Article_V,_Illinois_Constitution#Section_7|Article V, Section 7]] of the [[Illinois Constitution]] addresses vacancies in the office of the treasurer. If the Treasurer...fails to qualify or if his office becomes vacant, the Governor shall fill the office by appointment. The appointee shall hold office until the elected officer qualifies or until a successor is elected and qualified as may be provided by law and shall not be subject to removal by the Governor.
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==Duties==
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The specific duties of the treasurer are outlined in [[Article_V,_Illinois_Constitution#Section_16|Article V, Section 18]] of the [[Illinois Constitution]].
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<u>[[Article_V,_Illinois_Constitution#Section_18|Article V, Section 18]], Treasuruer - Duties</u>:
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"The Treasurer, in accordance with law, shall be responsible for the safekeeping and investment of monies and securities deposited with him, and for their disbursement upon order of the Comptroller."
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The main duty performed by this office is investing the state money collected and distributing it as needed. The office offers programs to help state citizens with their own financial well being such as classes to help manage money. A college savings program is also run by the office to help students in need as well as keeping track and returning unclaimed property.
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==Divisions==
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The main divisions within the office of Illinois Treasurer include:<ref>[http://www.treasurer.il.gov/about-us/our-offices.aspx ''Illinois Treasurer'' "Our offices" Accessed July 28, 2012]</ref>
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*Accounting
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*Banking
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*Bright Start College Savings Program
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*Capital Litigation
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*Cultivate Illinois
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*Business Invest
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*E-Pay
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*Estate Tax Division
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*Executive Inspector General
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*External Affairs
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*Finally Home
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*Financial Education
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*Fiscal Operations
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*Illinois Funds
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*Information Technology (IT)
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*Internal Audit
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*Law Division
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*Legislative Affairs
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*Opportunity Illinois
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*Personnel
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*Press Office
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*Scheduling & Events Management
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*State Treasurer's TDD Line
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*Unclaimed Property Division
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*Warrant Division
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==Compensation==
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:: ''See also: [[Compensation of state executive officers]]''
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===2012===
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In 2012, the treasurer was paid an estimated [[Compensation of state executive officers|$135,669]]. This figure comes from the [[Council of State Governments]].
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===2010===
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In 2010, the Illinois Treasurer was paid an estimated $130,800 according to the [[Council of State Governments]].<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/drupal/system/files/Table_4.11.pdf ''The Council of State Governments'',"The Book of States 2010 Table 4.11," retrieved September 5, 2012]</ref>
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==Contact Information==
 
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*[http://www.treasurer.il.gov/about-us/meet-treasurer-rutherford.aspx ''Illinois State Treasurer's Office'', Meet the Treasurer]
  
 
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*[http://www.treasurer.il.gov/about-us/about-us.aspx ''Illinois State Treasurer's Office'', About Us]
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Revision as of 13:49, 15 July 2013

Illinois Treasurer
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   4 years
Authority:  Illinois Constitution, Article V, Section 1
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

Dan Rutherford.jpg
Name:  Dan Rutherford
Officeholder Party:  Republican
Assumed office:  January 10, 2011
Compensation:  $130,800
Elections
Next election:  November 4, 2014
Last election:  November 2, 2010
Other Illinois Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerAuditorComptrollerSuperintendent of EducationAgriculture DirectorInsurance DirectorNatural Resources DirectorLabor DirectorIllinois Commerce Commission
The Treasurer of the State of Illinois is the chief financial officer of the government of Illinois.

The treasurer is responsible for maintaining the state funds and acting as the state's bank.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Dan Rutherford. He served previously in the Illinois State Senate, representing District 53 from 2003 to 2010 and serving as an Assistant Minority Leader. Before becoming a Senator, Rutherford was a member of the Illinois House of Representatives from 1993 to 2003. Rutherford was first elected Treasurer in 2010, succeeding Alexi Giannoulias.[1] Rutherford's term as Treasurer expires in 2015.

Rutherford graduated from Illinois State University with his Bachelor's degree in 1978.[2] Rutherford also served as a Legislative Assistant for former State Representative Tom Ewing from 1978 to 1980 and was a Business Executive. [2]

Authority

The treasurer's office is authorized by Article V, Section 1 of the Illinois Constitution.

Article V, Section 1

Officers: The Executive Branch shall include a Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Comptroller and Treasurer elected by the electors of the State. They shall keep the public records and maintain a residence at the seat of government during their terms of office.

Qualifications

Here is a list of the standard qualifications necessary under Illinois State Law in order to be considered for the Office of Treasurer:

Elections

According to Article V, Section 2 of the state constitution, state treasurers shall hold office for four years beginning on the second Monday of January after their election and until their successors are qualified. The state treasurer be elected at the general election in 1978 and every four years thereafter.

Vacancies

Article V, Section 7 of the Illinois Constitution addresses vacancies in the office of the treasurer. If the Treasurer...fails to qualify or if his office becomes vacant, the Governor shall fill the office by appointment. The appointee shall hold office until the elected officer qualifies or until a successor is elected and qualified as may be provided by law and shall not be subject to removal by the Governor.

Duties

The specific duties of the treasurer are outlined in Article V, Section 18 of the Illinois Constitution.

Article V, Section 18, Treasuruer - Duties: "The Treasurer, in accordance with law, shall be responsible for the safekeeping and investment of monies and securities deposited with him, and for their disbursement upon order of the Comptroller."

The main duty performed by this office is investing the state money collected and distributing it as needed. The office offers programs to help state citizens with their own financial well being such as classes to help manage money. A college savings program is also run by the office to help students in need as well as keeping track and returning unclaimed property.

Divisions

The main divisions within the office of Illinois Treasurer include:[3]

  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Bright Start College Savings Program
  • Capital Litigation
  • Cultivate Illinois
  • Business Invest
  • E-Pay
  • Estate Tax Division
  • Executive Inspector General
  • External Affairs
  • Finally Home
  • Financial Education
  • Fiscal Operations
  • Illinois Funds
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Internal Audit
  • Law Division
  • Legislative Affairs
  • Opportunity Illinois
  • Personnel
  • Press Office
  • Scheduling & Events Management
  • State Treasurer's TDD Line
  • Unclaimed Property Division
  • Warrant Division

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2012

In 2012, the treasurer was paid an estimated $135,669. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

2010

In 2010, the Illinois Treasurer was paid an estimated $130,800 according to the Council of State Governments.[4]

Historical officeholders

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches state official websites for chronological lists of historical officeholders. That information for the Illinois Treasurer has not yet been added because the information was unavailable on the relevant state official websites, or we are currently in the process of formatting the list for this office. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

Recent news

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Contact Information

Illinois State Treasurer's Office
219 Statehouse
Springfield, IL 62706

Phone: 217-782-2211
Fax: 217-785-2777

See also

External links

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