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Dan Rutherford

Dan Rutherford, American state treasurer. Outstanding Young Man in America, 80; The People to Watch in 1986, Chicago Tribune; Outstanding Freshman Legislator, Ill Health Care Association, 93; Legislator of Year, Association Community Mental Health Authorities of Ill, 95; Outstanding Legislator, Ill Hosp & Health Syst Association, 96.


  • Rutherford, Dan was born on May 26, 1955 in Pontiac, Illinois, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Illinois State University, 1978.


    • Legislation assistant Illinois State Republican Tom Ewing, 1978—1980. Executive director Illinois Reagan & Bush committee, 1980. Assistant director Governor Personnel Office, 1981.

      Member District 87 Illinois House of Representatives, 1993—2002. Member District 53 Illinois State Senate, 2003—2010, assistant minority leader. State treasurer State of Illinois, since 2011.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Livingston Co Farm Bureau. Ill Corn Growers Association. Pontiac Chamber of Commerce.

    Pheasants Forever; America Museum National Hist Soc. McLean Co Lincoln Club. Pontiac Moose Lodge; Pontiac Elks Club.

    America Legislature Exchange Coun. Bloomington Young Mens Club. Service Master Co Int (vice president, currently).
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    Born March 26, 1955
    (age 61)
    • 1978
      Illinois State University
    • 1978 - 1980
      Legislative assistant, Illinois State Republican Tom Ewing
    • 1980
      executive, director Illinois Reagan & Bush committee
    • 1981
      assistant, director Governor Personnel Office
    • 1993 - 2002
      member, District 87 Illinois House of Representatives
    • 2011
      state treasurer, State of Illinois