State Treasurer Clint Zweifel today announced he is running for re-election to a second term in 2012. He made the announcement via a video on his campaign website. He will kick off his campaign Wednesday, June 22 in Forest Park in St. Louis.
“It is an honor to serve Missourians each day as their State Treasurer, and today I am reapplying for the job. When I was elected, we faced tough economic challenges. I have been committed to meeting those challenges head on and getting results for taxpayers, and our state is beginning to move in the right direction,” Treasurer Zweifel said. “I am running for re-election because Missourians expect and deserve to have their savings and tax dollars protected, and I have done that by maintaining our AAA bond rating. Before I took over, red tape and high costs were in the way of getting loans out the door and helping parents save for college. My efforts have boosted low-interest loans through the Missouri Linked Deposit Program to impact 10,000 jobs and farms – a modern record, streamlined Unclaimed Property to return all-time highs and retooled our college savings plan to make it the fifth lowest cost plan in the country.”
Treasurer Zweifel has cut office spending every year, and has passed four significant pieces of legislation that are growing low-interest loan volume, increasing investment returns, streamlining college savings and protecting unclaimed military medals.
“My commitment to taxpayers is to get things done – not sit in Jefferson City and bicker over partisan politics. I work with Democrats and Republicans every day to find opportunities to move the state forward, and I will not be satisfied until every Missourian looking for work finds a job,” Treasurer Zweifel said. “Missourians can look at my office and see the impact I have made, whether it is low-interest loans, MOST–Missouri’s 529 College Savings Plan, Unclaimed Property or increased returns from our investment portfolio.
“If Missourians accept my application and re-elect me for another four years, I will remain committed to creating opportunities for citizens – making Missouri a better place to raise a family, go to work and get an education,” Treasurer Zweifel said. “In just two and a half years, I have made investments in every county in this state – investments that directly impact jobs and grow farms and businesses. I’m running for a second term to continue making innovative decisions that work for all Missourians – families, farmers and businesses.”
As State Treasurer, Zweifel manages a $3.6 billion investment portfolio, oversees $23 billion in annual state revenues and administers state banking services. He is responsible for returning $600 million in Unclaimed Property, managing a $720 million low-interest loan program and leading the state’s college savings plan.
In 2008, Treasurer Zweifel became the youngest State Treasurer in more than 100 years. Treasurer Zweifel and his wife, Janice, have been married for 14 years and are parents to two daughters, Selma and Ellie. Janice, a behavior analyst, works with children and adults with special needs. The Zweifel family lives in Columbia.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Zweifel announces he will seek re-election
State Treasurer Clint Zweifel is more than halfway through his first term, and he says he will seek another one. From the news release: