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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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. Dear Gov. Pat Quinn: As your last significant act in office, appoint Tom Cross as state comptroller to fill the vacancy created by the unexpected...
  • New Rauner attack ad relies on made-up headlines

    New Rauner attack ad relies on made-up headlines
    Bruce Rauner debuted his latest attack ad against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday — a TV spot called “Headlines” that relies in part on independent news stories but features headlines the Republican’s campaign made up and...
  • Quinn wants special election in 2016 on Topinka vacancy

    Quinn wants special election in 2016 on Topinka vacancy
    Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn isn’t leaving office without waging at least one more battle against Republican successor Bruce Rauner, ordering lawmakers on Thursday to return to Springfield Jan. 8 to decide whether voters should get to pick a new...
  • Quinn names longtime aide Stermer to succeed Topinka as comptroller

    Quinn names longtime aide Stermer to succeed Topinka as comptroller
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday appointed a longtime friend and aide to succeed the late Judy Baar Topinka as Illinois comptroller, saying Jerry Stermer will serve for just three weeks until new statewide office holders are sworn in Jan. 12. The...
  • Quinn taps aide to fill Topinka seat — for 3 weeks

    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday appointed a longtime friend and aide to succeed the late Judy Baar Topinka as Illinois comptroller, saying Jerry Stermer will serve for just three weeks until new statewide officeholders are sworn in Jan. 12. The...
  • Former executive to serve as state comptroller, vows to be 'guardian'

    Former executive to serve as state comptroller, vows to be 'guardian'
    Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner on Monday picked a former corporate executive from the north suburbs to fill the comptroller’s post left vacant after the death of Judy Baar Topinka. Leslie Munger of Lincolnshire is a former executive for Helene...
  • Topinka held early elective office in high school in Lake Forest

    Topinka held early elective office in high school in Lake Forest
    Judy Baar Topinka had already developed her “no B.S. approach” to politics as class president of her high school in Lake Forest. After a 30-year career in elective office — including 12 years as state treasurer — Topinka passed...
  • Quinn, Rauner spend $21 million on TV and radio ads in 3 months

    Quinn, Rauner spend $21 million on TV and radio ads in 3 months
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner combined to spend more than $21 million on TV and radio ads from July through September, state campaign records show. Rauner raised and spent more than $20 million, including paying for...
  • Tribune endorsements for treasurer, comptroller, secretary of state

    Tribune endorsements for treasurer, comptroller, secretary of state
    Quick quiz: What do the Illinois treasurer and comptroller actually do? We won't make you read tiny upside down print at the bottom of the page to get your answers: The treasurer invests taxpayer money after it's collected but before it gets spent....