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'''Judy Baar Topinka''' is the [[Illinois]] state [[Illinois Comptroller|comptroller]]-elect after she won the November 2, 2010 election. She is also a former [[Illinois Treasurer]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Judy Baar Topinka''' (b. January 16, 1944) is the [[Illinois]] state [[Illinois Comptroller|comptroller]]. She has served since January 2011, and was formerly [[Illinois Treasurer]].
  
==State comptroller==
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==Elections==
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===2010===
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Topinka won election as Comptroller in the November 2, 2010 election.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2010GEOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois Board of Elections,'' "November 2010 General Election Results," accessed April 2, 2011]</ref>
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| colspan="2" | {{won}} '''Judy Baar Topinka (R)'''
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| align="right" | ''' 1,927,139'''
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| align="center" | 52.62%
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| colspan="2" | David E. Miller (D)
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| align="right" | 1,497,263
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| align="center" | 40.88%
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| colspan="2" | Julie Fox (L)
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| align="right" | 121,068
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| align="center" | 3.31%
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| colspan="2" | R. Erika Schafer (G)
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| align="right" | 116,712
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| align="center" | 3.19%
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==Views==
  
 
Topinka and [[Illinois Treasurer]]-elect [[Dan Rutherford]] said they plan to flex their muscle as the state’s fiscal officers, with an aim at Gov. [[Pat Quinn]]’s borrowing. Quinn has called borrowing one of his “budget pillars,” yet the state treasurer and comptroller must sign-off on short term borrowing, according to Illinois state law requires.
 
Topinka and [[Illinois Treasurer]]-elect [[Dan Rutherford]] said they plan to flex their muscle as the state’s fiscal officers, with an aim at Gov. [[Pat Quinn]]’s borrowing. Quinn has called borrowing one of his “budget pillars,” yet the state treasurer and comptroller must sign-off on short term borrowing, according to Illinois state law requires.
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*[http://www.ioc.state.il.us/ Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka]
 
* [http://www.judybaartopinka.com/ Topinka's campaign Web site]
 
* [http://www.judybaartopinka.com/ Topinka's campaign Web site]
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*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=26652 Project Vote Smart biography]
  
 
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Revision as of 16:43, 2 April 2011

Judy Baar Topinka
Illinois Comptroller
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 10, 2011
Current term ends
2015
Political party Republican
Website Comptroller website
Judy Baar Topinka (b. January 16, 1944) is the Illinois state comptroller. She has served since January 2011, and was formerly Illinois Treasurer.

Elections

2010

Topinka won election as Comptroller in the November 2, 2010 election.[1]

Illinois Comptroller (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Judy Baar Topinka (R) 1,927,139 52.62%
David E. Miller (D) 1,497,263 40.88%
Julie Fox (L) 121,068 3.31%
R. Erika Schafer (G) 116,712 3.19%

Views

Topinka and Illinois Treasurer-elect Dan Rutherford said they plan to flex their muscle as the state’s fiscal officers, with an aim at Gov. Pat Quinn’s borrowing. Quinn has called borrowing one of his “budget pillars,” yet the state treasurer and comptroller must sign-off on short term borrowing, according to Illinois state law requires.

“I have a number of questions about any type of short term borrowing,” Topinka said. “What will the money be used for, how long will it be out, and is there money for the state to pay it back?”

Topinka said she will not issue blank checks to the governor. Rutherford thinks he has a mandate to be tough and that voters picked Republicans to hold the fiscal offices of the state for a reason.

“[One] thing that I think is going to be impactful is to have people who are willing to articulate what may be a differing opinion on the finances of the state.”

Rutherford said that not all borrowing is bad, but he does worry about Illinois’ mounting debt and the state’s ability to repay what it borrows.[2]

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