Mission Statement: SFOF’s mission is to drive fiscally sound public policy, by partnering with key stakeholders, and educating Americans on the role of responsible financial management in a free market economy.
The public-at-large is generally very skeptical of elected officials. However, state financial officers have the public’s trust. Several internal polls have shown that when it comes to state fiscal matters, state treasurers and state auditors are trusted nearly 65% of the time over their state’s governor or member of Congress.
At SFOF, we’re here to help encourage one another to be good stewards of that trust and become better public servants by sharing best practices and hosting honest discussions with the financial industry and political leaders. That’s what we continue to do at our two annual national gatherings.
Politics in federal and state government is increasingly polarized. Elected officials at all levels are under increasing pressure to adopt progressive policies that undermine economic freedom and hurt economic growth. It’s more important than ever to reinforce and protect these trusted statewide elected offices and give them the resources they need to be a true check and balance on every tax dollar being processed through their office.
SFOF is founded on the belief that state financial officers nationally are playing a much greater role in promoting fiscally responsible public policy. SFOF continues to organize a select group of leaders from the public and private sectors to help state financial officers develop and implement free-market, pro-growth policies.
Today, the states in the U.S. with the soundest financial condition and with the highest credit ratings are generally those that have been managed conservatively with small government, pro-growth policies. We believe these results are the direct outcome of such policies.
As we look to the future, SFOF is the premier free-market organization bringing financial officers together with the nation’s top private sector companies and organizations. We invite you to join us by supporting SFOF! To discuss how you can support our work, please
contact Derek Kreifels by emailing Derek@sfof.com.