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Pennsylvania State Government November 4, 2008 Election
State Treasurer; State of Pennsylvania Voter Information

4 Year Term. Salary: $141,565

The State Treasurer, as chief executive officer of the Treasury Department, is official custodian of Commonwealth Funds. Fundamental duties of the department are receipt and deposit of moneys received from state agencies, investment in short-term securities of moneys exceeding the daily needs of more than 140 separate funds, management of securities within its custody, pre-auditing all requisitions for expenditure of state funds as to legality and correctness, and payment of state moneys to those entitled to them.

Results as of Dec 5 11:00am, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (9,284/9,284)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Robert M. "Rob" McCord Click here for more information about this candidate 3,104,242 votes 55.0%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Financial Executive
  • Harvard University, Bachelors Degree
  • University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, Masters of Business Administration
  • 15 year career in finance
  • Track record of managing over $1 billion
  • Invested in start-up companies that have created over 2,000 jobs in Pennsylvania
  • Cut wasteful state spending and serve as an independent fiscal watchdog
  • Attract jobs and businesses to Pennsylvania while protecting and improving our pension funds
  • Increase and impove 'green' investing and fight for affordable healthcare
Tom Ellis 2,422,608 votes 42.9%
  • Party: Republican
Berlie Etzel Click here for more information about this candidate 119,748 votes 2.1%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Retired Math Professor
  • B.S. Ed., Clarion State College
  • M. Ed., Penn State University
  • 12 years Sec. Math./Science Teacher
  • 20 years College Mathematics Assoc.Prof..
  • Assessor, Ashland Twp. (previous)
  • Elected Constable
  • Open treasurer's books for Bonusgate investigations
  • Retrieve lost taxpayer's money from PHEAA
  • Control Pension Funds with diligent oversight

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