CHICAGO - Continuing to roll out his staff and transition team, Governor-elect Bruce Rauner announced Friday his new administrative chief of staff would be Mike Zolnierowicz, nicknamed "Mike Z" by campaign familiars. Zolnierowicz was key in the Rauner campaign and has worked for U.S. Senator Mark Kirk in the past.
“I’ve worked closely with Mike Zolnierowicz for more than a year and he has my complete trust and confidence,” Rauner said. “I know he shares my commitment to making our state the most compassionate and competitive in the nation. Mike will be a dedicated public servant whose only focus is on bringing back Illinois.”