Thursday, April 04, 2013

Rauner Announces Three New Members to Exploratory Committee

He dodges the  social issues but he sure knows how to put a committee together.....

For Immediate Release
April 4, 2013

Contact: Chip Englander
(312) 550-6822


Rauner Announces Three New Members to Exploratory Committee
Chicago, IL –Bruce Rauner announced the addition of Dick Uihlein, Mike Keiser and Matt Kibbe to his Exploratory Committee.
Dick Uihlein and Mike Keiser are distinguished entrepreneurs and business leaders, and Matt Kibbe is a highly-regarded figure in the conservative movement. Brief biographies of each individual are below.
"Two things Illinois desperately needs are jobs and a fresh approach to government in Springfield. I am extremely excited to add to my exploratory committee respected leaders who know what it takes to create more jobs and shake up state government," said Bruce Rauner. "All three bring great political and business insight to the committee. I couldn't be more excited to have their support."
"As I travel around the state, it is becoming clear that people are hungry for an outsider - somebody who is ready to take on the Springfield insiders and help enact bold reform to fix our state's problems," Rauner added.
New committee member Matt Kibbe commented: "I'm pleased to join Bruce Rauner's Exploratory Committee. Illinois desperately needs a Governor who will support economic growth and personal freedom, and roll back the bloated and dysfunctional government in Springfield. Through his years of activism and his powerful writings, Bruce Rauner has demonstrated true dedication to major education and labor reforms that would make an enormous difference in the lives of Illinois children and taxpayers. I'm thrilled to be on his team."
Bruce is currently on a Listening Tour across Illinois, and has made stops in Cumberland, Coles, DuPage, Effingham, Mason, McDonough, Shelby, Tazewell, and Washington counties, and South Holland and Winnetka. His next stops are in Richland County and Elmhurst.
New Exploratory Committee Members
Dick Uihlein - Founder and CEO of Uline Shipping Supply Specialists. Together with his wife Liz they started the company out of their garage in 1980. Steadily growing over the last 33 years, the Uihleins have kept the company family owned and today employs over 3,100 people nationwide.
Mike Keiser - Founder of Recycled Paper Greetings Inc., a Chicago based greeting card company. Starting the company in 1971 with his business partner, they were one of the first companies to use recycled paper and local artists for their cards. Today it is one of the largest and most innovative greeting card companies. Since started Recycled Paper Greetings, Inc. Keiser has gone on to design and build some of the best and most respected golf courses in the country.
Matt Kibbe - President and CEO of FreedomWorks*, where has worked for 15 years. He is a well-respected economist, serving as Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Austrian Economic Center in Vienna, Austria. He is also a public policy expert, bestselling author and political commentator, regularly appearing on national news shows. He has been called by Newsweek magazine as "one of the mastermind" of Tea Party politics.

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