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Reeder: Disappointed in Rauner’s hiring of ex-Comptroller Leslie Munger

Scott ReederJournalist

Feb 09, 2017

SPRINGFIELD – When I heard Friday that Gov. Bruce Rauner hired former Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger for a $135,000-a-year job, I just groaned.

It’s not that I have anything against Munger. She strikes me as a bright, talented individual, who showed herself to be more than capable dealing with the state’s finances during the most challenging fiscal time in its history.

But, let’s be blunt. She got her keister kicked in November by Democrat Susana Mendoza.

The voters weighed Munger’s two years in office and found her lacking.

Sometimes the voters can be foolish. (After all, these are the same folks who elected…

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