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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]].
 
}}{{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]].
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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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“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?”
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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.
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“[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.”
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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.<ref>[http://statehousenewsonline.com/2010/11/10/new-ill-gop-comptroller-treasurer-no-blank-checks-for-dem-govs-borrowing/ "New Ill. GOP comptroller, treasurer: no blank checks for Dem gov’s borrowing," ''Illinois Statehouse News'', November 10, 2010]</ref>
  
 
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===2010===
  
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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In 2010 Topinka collected $981,408 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117097 2010 Topinka Campaign Donors]</ref>
  
“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?”
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Listed below are the top 5 contributors to her campaign.
  
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.
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“[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.
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| James N. Pritzker
 
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| align="right" | $105,000
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.<ref>[http://statehousenewsonline.com/2010/11/10/new-ill-gop-comptroller-treasurer-no-blank-checks-for-dem-govs-borrowing/ "New Ill. GOP comptroller, treasurer: no blank checks for Dem gov’s borrowing," ''Illinois Statehouse News'', November 10, 2010]</ref>
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| Illinois Education Association
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|AFSCME Illinois Council 31
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| Pan American Bank
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| Illinois Hospital and Health Systems Association
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* [http://www.judybaartopinka.com/ Topinka's campaign Web site]
 
* [http://www.judybaartopinka.com/ Topinka's campaign Web site]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=26652 Project Vote Smart biography]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=26652 Project Vote Smart biography]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117097 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=79896 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=71080 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=3912 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=30350 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=30306 1998], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=29905 1996]
  
 
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Revision as of 12:22, 5 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.

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.[1]

Elections

2010

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

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%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010 Topinka collected $981,408 in donations.[3]

Listed below are the top 5 contributors to her campaign.

Donor Amount
James N. Pritzker $105,000
Illinois Education Association $40,253
AFSCME Illinois Council 31 $30,000
Pan American Bank $14,000
Illinois Hospital and Health Systems Association $13,000

External links

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