Today, Governor Rauner announced that Matthew Besler will assume the role of Chief Strategic Advisor to Citizens for Rauner, Inc. Besler had been serving as President of the Illinois Opportunity Project (IOP). The Illinois Opportunity Project released the following statement in response to the announcement:
We congratulate IOP President Matt Besler on his new position as Chief Strategic Advisor to Citizens for Rauner, Inc. His strong leadership and strategic vision have been critical to the expansion of the liberty movement in Illinois.
“The work we’ve done on policy and political advocacy over the past three election cycles and the progress we’ve made in that time must culminate with Governor Rauner’s re-election in 2018 and an end to Speaker Madigan’s reign in the House,” said Besler. “I’ve enjoyed a great working relationship with both the House and Senate GOP caucuses and their staffs. I look forward to that continuing in furtherance of the electoral goals we share for the 2018 cycle.”
Besler will take a leave of absence from the Illinois Opportunity Project. The organization’s Co-Founder, Pat Hughes, will serve as Interim President.
About the Illinois Opportunity Project
The Illinois Opportunity Project seeks to promote the social good and common welfare by educating the public about public policy that is driven by the principles of liberty and free enterprise and to advocate for the advancement of such policy.