SPRINGFIELD, IL –The following statement is from Treasurer-elect Mike Frerichs regarding the announced appointment of Leslie Munger to the office of Comptroller:
“I called Leslie Munger last night to congratulate her, and I thank Governor-elect Rauner for selecting a someone committed to eliminating the comptroller’s office.”
Shortly before her passing, Judy Baar Topinka told me she was looking forward to working with me to combine the comptroller’s office with the state treasurer’s office. I am committed to keeping my promise to her to do just that.
I hope we can eliminate the comptroller’s office at the next election in 2016. By eliminating the comptroller’s office immediately at the next election, rather than waiting until 2018, we can save the taxpayers an additional $24 million.
I hope to meet soon with both Governor-elect Rauner and Leslie Munger to discuss eliminating the comptroller’s office sooner rather than later. In the meantime, “I am confident that we can work together to eliminate as many redundancies as quickly as possible.”