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Bruce Rauner Judy Baar Topinka

Opposes special election for comptroller

15 Dec, 2014

Rauner dismisses the idea of holding a special election for Illinois comptroller following Judy Baar Topinka’s death. Rauner spokesman Mike Schrimpf says lawyers for Rauner believe the timing of elections for constitutional officers is set by the state constitution, not law.

The imminent legal issue on this matter is settled — there are two appointments to fill the comptroller vacancy. The constitution requires that Bruce appoint a comptroller to a four-year term and that is how we plan to proceed.