Dolton, ILÂ – â€œAs the campaign enters its final days, voters in Illinois must make a clear choice in the Illinois Comptrollerâ€™s race,â€ said David Miller. â€œAs Illinois Comptroller, I will bring transparency and open government, something my opponent is not known for. My opponent’s time in office is full of examples where she needed to pay more attention and keep a closer eye on our state.â€
The Southtown Star said in its endorsement of David Miller.
a solid reputation as a smart and driven individual focused on reforming the way Illinois funds its schools.
we feel it’s time to develop new leadership that can tackle today’s problems
The Bloomington Pantagraph said in its endorsement of David Miller
works well with members of both parties and hasnâ€™t been afraid to buck his partyâ€™s leaders.
On balance, Miller has the edge and would bring new blood, a quiet competence and a commitment to bipartisan change
Judy Baar Topinka is running on her experience, but voters should look closer at her record.
â€œLetâ€™s look at where she could have stepped in and demonstrated real leadership,â€ said Miller. â€œShe has had opportunities to stand up and protect the people of Illinois, yet she let those chances slip by.â€
Topinka serves on the board of the Regional Transportation Agency. That board is responsible for oversight of the tax dollars spent for public transportation in the Chicago region. Yet its Metra Rail system has been rocked by scandal.
â€œServing on a board requires asking tough questions, looking behind the paperwork and protecting the taxpayers with your own vigilance.â€ said Miller.
â€œDuring this campaign, when faced with news that one of her campaign donors was banned from doing business with the state, she kept the money.â€ said Miller.
â€œWhen given a chance to act, she chose to not lift a finger andÂ continue the get along, go along way of business in Springfield. She even supported a deal for political corny Bill Cellini, where the taxpayers bailed out his failing hotel.â€
â€œI began my public service career by beating a political machine, I have stood up to my own partyâ€™s leadership and fought for the people. I am proud that organizations and individuals throughout our state have recognized the need for someone new to take on a statewide leadership role.â€
â€œI ask the people of Illinois for their vote and together we can fix our government. Turn it from enriching the family and friends of the powerful and return it to the people.â€