CHICAGO (AP) — The major party candidates running for Illinois comptroller are set to square off in their only televised debate.
Republican incumbent Leslie Munger and Democrat Susana Mendoza are scheduled to appear together Tuesday evening on Chicago’s WTTW.READ MORE: State Giving Free At Home COVID Test To People In 14 Counties; Where To Sign Up
Munger, a businesswoman, was appointed to the post last year after Republican Judy Baar Topinka died shortly after her 2014 re-election. Mendoza, a former state lawmaker, is Chicago’s city clerk.
The winner of the Nov. 8 election will finish out the last half of the four-year term.READ MORE: Judge OKs Agreement To Destroy Gun Used By Kyle Rittenhouse; $2 Million For His Bail At The Center Of A Legal Fight
Two other candidates are running. They are Libertarian Claire Ball of Addison and Green Party candidate Tim Curtin of Hillside.
The comptroller is in charge of paying the state’s bills, a position that has become more prominent during the unprecedented state budget impasse.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather Alert: Snow Totals From Lake Effect Snowstorm
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