More than two weeks after the election, the Illinois Treasurer’s race has been decided. Republican candidate Tom Cross, the former Illinois House Republican leader, conceded to Mike Frerichs, a state Senator from Champaign.
Cross released the following statement:
"With the final votes counted, this election now has a conclusive outcome and I have congratulated Sen. Frerichs on a hard-fought victory. Sen. Frerichs has demonstrated time and time again his commitment to our state and that will serve all of us well as he becomes Illinois’ next state treasurer."
Frerichs will succeed Treasurer Dan Rutherford, who unsuccessfully ran for the GOP gubernatorial nomination instead of seeking re-election.