LIVE session coverage...
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
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


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* This just in... Madigan on stopgap "This is not something that's going to happen today"
* Caption contest!
* Closing Illinois’ Nuclear Facilities Will Devastate Our Economy and Environment
* Plug pulled on Exelon bill
* Medical marijuana bill clears the House
* Dot points on the new GOP school plan
* First time for everything: Rauner veto overridden in House
* Rauner does about-face, proposes stopgap budget
* *** LIVE *** Session Coverage
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Supplement to today's edition
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

  
* Deal: Save 71 percent on the water-resistant FRESHeBUDS Bluetooth Earbuds
* Full Samsung Gear Fit 2 specs prematurely revealed: high-res screen, dual-core CPU, 512MB RAM
* Lenovo’s ZUK 2 is official, features high-end hardware and a fingerprint scanner
* New hate speech rules to be implemented by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Microsoft
* Mophie Launches Wireless 'Charge Force' Battery Cases and Charging Pads
* T-Mobile greets international travelers to U.S. with special Tourist Plan
* Visiting the US for 3 weeks or less? $30 T-Mobile Tourist Plan has everything you need

* White Sox call on Latos to halt 7-game skid
* Quintana excellent, out-dueled by Harvey in opener
* Quintana excellent, outdueled by Harvey in opener
* White Sox are built to last in AL Central race
* After Melky bunt, Frazier takes blame for missed chance
* Quintana excellent, out-dueled by Harvey in opener
* Mets 1, White Sox 0: Matt Harvey's rebound date

...............


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress

Loading


* The Latest: Rauner proposes short-term Illinois.....
* Illinois citizens deserve vote on legislative m.....
* The Latest: Rauner proposes short-term Illinois.....
* The Latest: Rauner proposes short-term Illinois.....
* The Latest: Rauner proposes short-term Illinois.....
* The Latest: Rauner proposes short-term Illinois.....
* Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is proposing a sho.....
* The Latest: Rauner proposes short-term Illinois.....
* The Latest: Rauner proposes short-term Illinois.....
* Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is proposing a sho.....


* Garland gives commencement address at old high school
* Chicago, private company to turn wastewater into fertilizer
* Police promise more West Side patrols as shootings erupt
* Medical pot advocates cheer Illinois governor's about-face
* Ex-fire chief gets jail time for stealing from department
* 15-year-old girl shot dead on Chicago's Lake Shore Drive
* State warns of toxic algae forming on Illinois lakes, rivers
* Illinois budget chief: 2nd year without deal 'devastating'
* 7-year-old Chicago girl dies in tractor accident
* Illinois budget negotiations appear to be going nowhere

* House OKs measure to study lead in Illinois drinking water
* Rauner pushes for interim budget ahead of Tuesday leader meeting
* Another year without a budget? Sure looking that way
* Chicago gets some pension relief as Rauner veto overridden
* Illinois Senate OKs bill to give unpaid leave to sexual abuse victims
* Senate passes bill to reopen State Museum, create fairgrounds foundation
* Chicago pension savings plan OK'd over Rauner veto
* Cullerton: Rauner has to back off 'radical demands' in turnaround agenda
* Chicago mayor, unions praise Senate pension break override
* Illinois House OKs plan to expand medical marijuana program

* Buffalo Wild Wings to begin testing beer to go this fall
* Tick, tick, tick ... Legislative session ends today—and still no budget yet
* Chicago gets some pension relief as Rauner veto overridden
* Women's work? Nonprofit CFO
* West Loop transformation


* City settles lawsuit filed by whistleblowers; no Rahm testimony
* Police warn of five residential burglaries in Lake View
* Man, teen charged with string of North Side robberies
* Man shot in Fernwood
* Four shot, caught in crossfire in East Garfield Park
* Police: Motorcyclist killed in crash on Lake Shore Drive
* 17-year-old girl shot in South Shore
* Police: Man killed in West Rogers Park shooting
* Georgia Nicols horoscopes for May 31, 2016
* Dear Abby: Guy’s female friend too touchy-feely


* Chaos awaits besieged Cameron no matter what happens with Brexit
* Hollywood and Korean pop could bring down Kim Jong-Un
* Joliet girl, 13, dies after pulled from Kankakee River; search to resume for brother, 12
* Settlement reached in trial involving 2 whistleblower cops
* Lollapalooza aftershows: Jane's Addiction, Major Lazer, Vince Staples and more
* Memorial Day weekend closes with 4 shot on West Side, hit by brunt of holiday violence
* Man pulled from Oak Brook pond dies
* Bulls know all about Warriors' Game 7 magic
* Cincinnati Zoo director says facility safe despite boy falling into gorilla exhibit
* Donald Trump should pick Ivanka as his running mate


* House OKs measure to study lead in Illinois drinking water
* Rauner pushes for interim budget ahead of Tuesday leader meeting
* Another year without a budget? Sure looking that way
* Chicago gets some pension relief as Rauner veto overridden
* Illinois Senate OKs bill to give unpaid leave to sexual abuse victims
* Kathleen Parker: A trump too far?
* Senate passes bill to reopen State Museum, create fairgrounds foundation
* Chicago pension savings plan OK'd over Rauner veto
* Cullerton: Rauner has to back off 'radical demands' in turnaround agenda
* Chicago mayor, unions praise Senate pension break override


* UPDATE: Cause of Champaign apartment fire still unknown
* Warm, largely dry weather in the eastern Belt
* June 2 Ask the Sports Editor chat
* June 2 prep sports chat
* June 1 Illinois basketball chat
* Podcast: Dana Mancuso Urbana Park District 5/31/16
* UI vet tech in running for national award
* Holiday? Not at Capitol
* Check facts why police in schools
* This day in history, May 31, 2016


* Mondelez launches 'Fearless' global marketing campaign
* General Employment Enterprises plans name change
* Lashing out causes more misery
* Algonquin Commons now welcomes dogs
* Hours before deadline, Rauner pushes bill to keep schools open

* House lawmakers overcome hurdle on key tra...
* Rodney Davis talks funding with Bloomingto...
* The agency that fought Illiana gets a new ...
* Rep. Dold takes educational cruise down Ch...
* Lawmakers decry high turnover rate of VA h...
* CBD Oil, and politics
* Simon considering state Senate bid
* Killer Congressman Tom MacArthur trying to...
* Shutdown? State may not notice
* Rep. Bob Dold

* Senator Durbin Statement on TSA Security D......

* Defence sales: US Senate may vote to bring......

* Roskam calls on IRS to correct its policy on seizing small business accounts
* Chicago's killing fields bloodier than ever over Memorial Day weekend
* Fast Food Workers Protest In Chicago Ahead Of McDonald's Annual Shareholder Meeting (VIDEO)
* Memorial Day Weekend Violence Leaves 69 Shot, Six Dead In Chicago
* Foster: Time to grant Puerto Rico independence
* Trump delegate count reaches the magic number
* Exposed: Katie Couric's Deceptive Editing in Gun Documentary
* Zender: Senate Bill 1564 Puts the Government Between a Woman and Her Doctor
* Di Leo: A Community Organizer Celebrates an Anniversary
* Prolifers concerned about how Gov. Rauner will act upon pro-abortion bills [video]


* Emergency Management Officials, National Weather Service Encourage Winter Preparedness - November is Winter Weather Preparedness Month in Illinois
* Keep Your Family Safe This Winter - November through February are leading months for carbon monoxide related incidents
* Governor Takes Bill Action
* Illinois Department of Labor Director Hugo Chaviano Awards Governor’s Award for Contributions in Health and Safety to the Illinois Refining Division of Marathon Petroleum Company LP
* State Regulator Elected Treasurer of Interstate Medical Licensure Compact




Hosted by MCS -- CapitolFax.com Privacy Policy -- SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax -- Advertise Here -- Mobile Version -- Contact Rich Miller