Dan Rutherford

American politician

Dan Rutherford (born May 26, 1955) is an American politician. Rutherford is a former Illinois Treasurer. He served as a Republican member of the Illinois Senate, representing the 53rd district, from 2003 to 2011, in the Illinois House of Representatives from 1993 to 2003, and as the Treasurer of Illinois from 2011 to 2015.

Dan Rutherford
Treasurer of Illinois
In office
January 10, 2011 – January 12, 2015
GovernorPat Quinn
Preceded byAlexi Giannoulias
Succeeded byMike Frerichs
Member of the Illinois Senate
from the 53rd district
In office
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 87th district
In office
Personal details
Born (1955-05-26) May 26, 1955 (age 65)
Pontiac, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Alma materIllinois State University

Early lifeEdit

Rutherford was born in Pontiac, Illinois on May 16, 1955. He attended Pontiac Township High School. Following high school, Rutherford attended Illinois State University.

Illinois TreasurerEdit

Rutherford won the open seat of Illinois Treasurer. Also running were Democratic nominee Robin Kelly, Constitution Party nominee Dawn Czarny, Green Party Party nominee Scott K. Summers, Libertarian nominee James Pauly, and Independent Conservative Christopher Pedersen.

2014 Gubernatorial electionEdit

On June 2, 2013, Dan Rutherford officially announced his candidacy for Governor of Illinois.[1] His running mate is attorney Steve Kim.

Electoral historyEdit

  • 2010 election for Treasurer of Illinois[2]
    • Dan Rutherford (R), 49.9%
    • Robin Kelly (D), 45.1%
    • Scott Summers (G), 3.2%
    • James Pauly (L), 1.9%
  • 2006 election for Secretary of State of Illinois


  1. Holmes, Evelyn. "Dan Rutherford running for governor in 2014". ABC7 Chicago.
  2. http://elections.chicagotribune.com/results/

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