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Judy Baar Topinka

Judy Baar Topinka
Republican Judy Baar Topinka is the Illinois State Comptroller after being elected on Nov. 2, 2010. She is the former Illinois State Treasurer, having served from 1995 to 2007. Topinka lost to Rod Blagojevich in the Illinois governor's race in 2006.
Republican Judy Baar Topinka is the Illinois State Comptroller after being elected on Nov. 2, 2010. She is the former Illinois State Treasurer, having served from 1995 to 2007. Topinka lost to Rod Blagojevich in the Illinois governor's race in 2006. « Show less

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  • With comptroller pick, will Quinn be a statesman or hack?

    With comptroller pick, will Quinn be a statesman or hack?
    Another dispatch from Somebody Nobody Asked™, America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist.
  • Comptrollers seat

    Comptrollers seat
    Since the untimely passing of freshly re-elected Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka there has no end of ideas and suggestions as to whom current Illinois Governor Pat Quinn should appoint. Or for how long the appointment will last.  Since losing...

    Speaker Madigan, tear down this wall

     Speaker Madigan, tear down this wall
    "She's the blond. I'm the redhead." —State Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka, explaining in 1997 the scant difference between her office and that of state Comptroller Loleta Didrickson. In a better place and time, politicians would focus this week...

    Rauner opposes special election for comptroller

    Rauner opposes special election for comptroller
    Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner on Monday dismissed the idea of holding a special election for Illinois comptroller following Judy Baar Topinka's death, saying a legal analysis by the attorney general makes it clear he can appoint a replacement to...

    In Judy Baar Topinka's honor, eliminate her office

    In Judy Baar Topinka's honor, eliminate her office
    The tragic death of beloved Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka has been followed, predictably, by much speculation about who should replace her and how that person will be chosen. But I believe it's more important for us to focus on what Comptroller...