Meet Your (New) Escheator – Elections Have Impact on Unclaimed Property Administrators (Part 1 – Alabama to Massachusetts)

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As you may have heard, there were elections last week all over the country.  While most of the press was following the top-ticket federal and state races, we at Escheatable are more interested on how the elections may affect unclaimed property administration.  From coast-to-coast, dozens of states held down-ticket elections for the constitutional or statutory officers responsible for administering state unclaimed property programs.  As we mentioned earlier, state unclaimed property efforts even became an issue upon which incumbents (or their opponents) campaigned.  The dust has now settled, and we’re ready to meet your escheators.  Today, we cover Alabama through Massachusetts.

(States with 2010 general elections only.  Individuals listed are newly-elected, or reelected, State Treasurers unless another position is specified).

Alabama – Young Boozer III
Arizona – Doug Ducey
Arkansas – Charlie Daniels (this one not this one, Auditor of State)
California – John Chiang (State Controller)
Colorado – Walker Stapleton
Connecticut – Denise Nappier
Florida – Jeff Atwater (Chief Financial Officer)
Idaho – Ron Crane
Illinois – Dan Rutherford
Iowa – Michael Fitzgerald
Kansas – Ron Estes
Maryland – Peter Franchot (Comptroller)
Massachusetts –Steve Grossman

Tomorrow, we will cover Nebraska through Wyoming.