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Boland, now a Hoosier, to run for state treasurer

Friday, May 23, 2014

* Mike Boland always wanted to be the Illinois state treasurer, but he never pulled the trigger. Instead, he ran for lt. governor in the 2010 Democratic primary and finished a distant fourth place.

After losing the 2012 Democratic primary to Sen. Mike Jacobs, Boland moved to Indiana.

And now, a little over a week before the Hoosier State Democratic party’s convention, Boland will be tapped for the job he always coveted here. From an Indiana Democratic Party press release I obtained this morning…

Democrat Mike Boland of Fishers filed paperwork this morning to seek the Democratic nomination for Treasurer of State at the Indiana Democratic Party’s State Convention on Saturday, May 31.

Boland, a 30-year educator, moved to Indiana in 2012 with his wife, Mary, after serving in the Illinois General Assembly for 16 years. While in office there, was he awarded 36 awards for his service in the House from groups representing educators, veterans, child advocates, agriculture and firefighters. Since arriving in Indiana to be closer to family, Boland has become active in the Democratic Party, helping candidates and organizations with their mission to restore balance to Hoosier government.

“Mike Boland is a lifelong public servant who will work hard to advance the cause of ‘better and more balanced’ government in our Statehouse,” said IDP Chair John Zody. “Hoosiers deserve better in our state, and a candidate like Mike who understands that mission. When elected, he will keep his focus on Hoosiers instead of on politics.”

“The Treasurer of State is tasked with enormous responsibility in the financial management of taxpayer dollars. From college savings plans to the Indiana Bond Bank to the State Board of Finance, which can move money separately from General Assembly appropriations – it is imperative that there be transparent and balanced representation in our Statehouse,” said Boland. “As Treasurer, I will work to restore the trust of Hoosiers with my attention squarely focused on the fiscal health of our state. The current administration made headlines when it sued to put Chrysler out of business – and in doing so putting 5,000 workers out of a job. Hoosiers deserve better.”

Democrats will gather in Indianapolis on May 30 and 31 for ‘Big Dem Weekend’, which includes the Party’s annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner followed by the State Democratic Convention on Saturday. Nominations will be done at the Convention’s General Session, beginning at 3 p.m. at the Indiana Convention Center, 100 S. Capitol Avenue, in downtown Indianapolis.

Apparently, the party was having trouble finding somebody to run.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


18 Comments
  1. - wordslinger - Friday, May 23, 14 @ 10:02 am:

    I didn’t know the Jacobs clan finally ran Boland out of the Quads. That feud had been going on for decades.


  2. - Oswego Willy - Friday, May 23, 14 @ 10:02 am:

    “Operation Trojan Horse” initiated.

    This time next time next year, Indiana will find itself begging for the Illinois takeover, with a “Treasurer Boland” dispatched to Illinois to negotiate terms.

    Then, MJM, Leader of Madiganistan, will make Lisa the first governor of “East Illinois” sending Kass into a frenzy.

    I need to get a yard sign for Boland…


  3. - Walker - Friday, May 23, 14 @ 10:04 am:

    Wow! Mike might be a bit out of water in Fisher. He’s a proud progessive and pro-union.


  4. - VanillaMan - Friday, May 23, 14 @ 10:07 am:

    Wow!
    See - things are so bad, Illinois politicians are leaving the state.

    Did he have to dress up like a prairie chicken to get a set out of the state?


  5. - VanillaMan - Friday, May 23, 14 @ 10:13 am:

    Why does he believe folks in any other state would want to elect an Illinois Democrat as their state’s treasurer?


  6. - lil enchilada - Friday, May 23, 14 @ 10:16 am:

    Well, he’s got 36 awards. That’s good enough for Indiana!


  7. - Raising Kane - Friday, May 23, 14 @ 10:17 am:

    Wow, Quinn really is exporting our jobs to Indiana.


  8. - VanillaMan - Friday, May 23, 14 @ 10:20 am:

    “Illinois.
    Ranked at the bottom in government finance, a state where the governors end up in jail, a state with rocket high taxes and a state that recent polls show that half it’s citizens would rather live elsewhere - is where former Illinois Democrat Mike Boland is from.”

    “The last thing Indiana needs running our state treasury today, is an Illinois Democrat who had over the past sixteen years, helped lead that state into ruin.”

    “Call Mike Boland and tell him to move back to the Sucker State and let us run our state finances!”

    Get ready Mike!


  9. - Lil Squeezy - Friday, May 23, 14 @ 10:25 am:

    I have no shortage of bad things to say about the man so I will leave it at this. His 2006 campaign staff received golf towels for campaign bonuses.


  10. - Anonymous - Friday, May 23, 14 @ 10:31 am:

    I would set odds of him winning at somewhat worse than the odds of Jesse White or Dick Durbin losing in Illinois


  11. - Just a Citizen - Friday, May 23, 14 @ 10:50 am:

    All I can say is…. better Indiana than Illinois.


  12. - LincolnLounger - Friday, May 23, 14 @ 10:54 am:

    This will bring a whole new meaning to the Hoosiers’ “Illinoiyed” campaign.


  13. - Chicago Cynic - Friday, May 23, 14 @ 11:09 am:

    Can we work up a list of other pols to export to Indiana?


  14. - Jeff Trigg - Friday, May 23, 14 @ 11:17 am:

    I wish Mike well, he was always good to me. Instead of demonizing the Libertarians like many Democrats did, he actually listened and understood that the ballot access process for candidates was unfair and wrong. Mike introduced legislation to level the ballot access requirements years before the 7th Circuit ruled Illinois election laws were unconstitutional and violated the 1st and 14th Amendments.

    From my experiences, he was one of the few Illinois Democrats who had any integrity on the issue of free and equal elections.


  15. - Anon - Friday, May 23, 14 @ 11:23 am:

    Can’t keep a good man down. Mike is fit, trim, and experienced.


  16. - NW Illinois Dem - Friday, May 23, 14 @ 11:29 am:

    Watch for the Jacobs’ family to go one up on Mike Boland, when Denny announces for President in the Iowa Caucuses heading into 2016.


  17. - Annuitant - Friday, May 23, 14 @ 12:47 pm:

    Boland, Michael $52,330.08 pension 16.00 years of service began 1/1/2011


  18. - Interested Observer - Friday, May 23, 14 @ 3:31 pm:

    This could be a smart move on Boland’s part. The two leading Republican candidates for the state treasurer’s nomination have a lot of baggage that could sink their campaigns in a race that should otherwise be a walk for a Republican candidate.
    http://advanceindiana.blogspot.com/2014/05/indiana-democrats-turning-to-second-out.html


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