Demmer Officially Files for State Treasurer

Time to Take Back Illinois and Put a Fiscal Watchdog in Office

Republican State Representative Tom Demmer officially filed to be Illinois’ next State Treasurer today. Demmer, who served on the House Committee investigating indicted former Speaker Michael Madigan, said it’s time to turn the page on the corrupt past and elect new leadership to protect Illinois taxpayers.

“With the support of thousands of citizens across Illinois, we filed petitions today to elect a proven fiscal watchdog as our next Treasurer so we can take back Illinois,” said Demmer. “My opponent, Mike Frerichs, is running on the same-old Democrat platform of higher taxes and turning a blind-eye to corruption.  Now, more than ever, Illinois needs a change.”

Over the last 8 years, Frerichs has accepted over $275,000 from former indicted Speaker Michael Madigan’s run political action committees.  To date, Frerichs has not returned any of these questionable contributions.

Demmer has served as State Representative since 2013, rising through the ranks to serve as Deputy Minority Leader and serving as the Republican point-person for state fiscal issues where he took on Democrat maneuvers that hid billions in pork-barrel spending. Demmer has won awards from groups across Illinois for his efforts to innovate and transform Illinois, including the Technet Champion of Innovation Award, the Metropolitan Planning Council “Transform Illinois” Award Winner and the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Champion of Free Enterprise.

Tom was the Director of Innovation & Strategy at KSB Hospital, a not-for-profit community hospital with locations in Lee and Ogle Counties. He graduated from the University of Dayton, and prior to the General Assembly, Tom served on the Lee County Board. Tom resides in Dixon with his wife Becca, daughter Katie and son John.