Winnebago County Board Member Steve Schultz Seeks County Treasurer Position
ROSCOE – Winnebago County Board Member Steve Schultz is racing for County Treasurer.
He is the second person in as many months to do so. Rockton Township administrator Randy Johnson, a Republican, announced his candidacy for the county-wide post in December.
Schultz, R-3, is a Certified Public Accountant and has been a member of the County Board of Directors since 2008 and primarily serves on the Board’s Finance Committee.
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He recently retired after a 32-year career managing the finances of the Converge Cornerstone Fund, a national organization that represents 1,500 churches across the country.
Schultz touts his financial background, saying he helped the organization’s loan and retirement funds grow from a starting balance of $ 47 million to over $ 540 million, while paying over $ 200 million. millions of dollars in employee benefits.
âIt’s time to have a new perspective in the treasurer’s office,â he said. âGood financial management is an essential part of keeping taxes low. The people of Winnebago County deserve the highest possible returns on the taxpayer money they pay, and I will use my extensive financial management experience to leverage taxpayer dollars and avoid raising taxes. . “
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The Roscoe resident has served on several national pension and loan fund boards, including the American Benefit Council’s Retirement Income Task Force and the Church Alliance. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Finance from Bethel University, he obtained a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Northern Illinois.
Schultz, 56, has lived in Winnebago County since 2004. He is the father of eight children and the grandfather of seven grandchildren. He is also an active and volunteer member of Stateline Church in Rockford.
County treasurer Sue Goral, a Democrat, has held the post since 2000. She has not yet announced whether she is considering re-election.