Judy Baar Topinka wins Illinois comptroller race

November 3, 2010

Produced by City Room and Associated Press

(AP/file, M. Spencer Green)
Comptroller-elect Judy Baar Topinka

Updated At: 11:58pm Republican Judy Baar Topinka has won the race for Illinois comptroller.

Democratic State Rep. David Miller conceded the race earlier this evening. He said he called Republican Judy Baar Topinka to offer his best wishes.

With 97 percent of precincts reporting, Topinka had 53 percent of the vote, and Miller had 40 percent. Green Party candidate Erika Schafer and Libertarian Julie Fox also ran.
The comptroller maintains the state's accounts, signs checks to employees and pays bills. The office also has a role in regulating cemeteries.

10,878 of 11,209 precincts - 97 percent

x-Judy Baar Topinka, GOP 1,861,385 - 53 percent
David Miller, Dem 1,427,213 - 41 percent
Julie Fox, Lib 116,173 - 3 percent
Erika Schafer, Grn 112,786 - 3 percent