An important reason Utah has been named "Best Managed State" has been the excellent financial management done by our Utah state treasurer. It matters that Utah has the most qualified treasurer we can get. He has the sole responsibility to invest and manage more than $800 million in the state school fund.

Wise investing has helped each school receive $26,000 or more annually from the interest in the school trust lands. The state treasurer serves on the Utah Retirement Board and more than 15 other boards. There is only one candidate who is prepared to competently assume the responsibilities of the state treasurer, and that is Richard Ellis.

His experience as the current, successful deputy state treasurer speaks for itself. Please help all of Utah's schoolchildren and vote on June 24 for Richard Ellis.

JoAnn Hanson