DUPAGE - Former DuPage County Board Chairman Bob Schillerstrom told supporters Thursday that he won't be running for treasurer in 2014, leaving the race to a one-on-one bid between DuPage Auditor Bob Grogan and State Rep. Tom Cross.
Schillerstrom said he's endorsing Cross over Grogan, writing: " ... I recently had the opportunity to sit down with House Republican Leader Tom Cross to discuss the future of our state. ...It became clear that we share a vision for the Treasurer’s Office. ...The stakes are too high to lessen our chances with a costly and divisive Primary. For that reason I have decided not to run for State Treasurer in 2014 and instead do what is in the best interest of our State and Party by unifying behind a candidate, Tom Cross."
Cross has not announced his official decision for the March 2014 GOP primary.