Gov. Bruce Rauner's goal is to make Illinois the most competitive state in the country, where everyone has an opportunity to succeed. He is focused on delivering value for taxpayers, creating a pro-jobs economic climate, ensuring world-class schools and educational options for every Illinoisan and bringing greater accountability to state government.
Rauner was born in Illinois and is a self-made businessman. He worked while attending Dartmouth College and graduated with top honors. He went on to earn an MBA from Harvard Business School. He returned to Illinois in 1981 and began working at the investment company that became GTCR, one of the most successful and respected businesses in Illinois.
Rauner is honored to represent the people of Illinois and lead the state as its 42nd governor.