Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Rauner Hires Munger as a Deputy Governor

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Rauner Hires Munger as a Deputy Governor

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CHICAGO * Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Friday that he had hired former state Comptroller Leslie Munger to serve as a deputy governor, saying she will focus on long-term budgeting and work with human services organizations hit hard by the state budget impasse.

Munger, a Republican, will serve in addition to current Deputy Governor Trey Childress and will earn $135,000 annually, the same amount she made as comptroller.

Rauner appointed Munger to serve as comptroller in 2015, after Judy Baar Topinka died. She lost a November re-election bid to Susana Mendoza, a Democrat.

"Leslie's vast business, human services and government experiences make her uniquely qualified to serve in this important role," Rauner said in a statement. "We are thrilled that she has agreed to return to public service and bring people together to find long-term solutions for our state and its residents. …

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