- Gov. Pat Quinn
"I have known Brian Hamer for years and have total confidence in him as Illinois Director of Revenue. He is an honest and trusted advisor who has worked with me for many years, including when I was Commissioner of the Board of Tax Appeals and Director of the Chicago Revenue Department. He is an expert on revenue matters and continues to assist me in developing fair and equitable tax policies in behalf of the people of our State." "Since becoming governor, I have made it clear that each cabinet member is expected to work diligently and honestly. In turn, I know that my cabinet members demand the same high standards from their senior staff and from everyone who has the honor and privilege of working for the people of Illinois."