Tom Cross of Oswego has spent more than 20 years as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives. A former prosecutor, for over a decade he was the House Republican Leader.
Now Cross, 56, wants to be state Treasurer. He won the GOP nomination and faces Democratic state Senator Mike Frerichs of Champaign. The position is responsible for investing state dollars.
Cross said he feels current Treasurer Dan Rutherford has done "a nice job" streamlining the office and it's budget. But he said he can take the office in a different direction.