Candidate Makes Announcement to Run for Treasurer

State Sen. Mike Frerichs says he plans to run for state treasurer.

The Champaign Democrat announced his plans Friday. He said he believes he can bring a track record of accountability and transparency to the office.

Current Treasurer Dan Rutherford is seeking the Republican nomination for governor.

Frerichs has been a state senator since 2007. The 39-year-old is from Gifford in rural Champaign county and previously was county auditor and a member of the county board.

Frerichs told potential supporters in a fund-raising letter earlier this year that he was considering a run for statewide office.

Other declared candidates for treasurer so far include former Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Schillerstrom (SHIL'-ur-strum) from DuPage County.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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