Topinka going for state comptroller

September 6, 2009 3:28:31 PM PDT
Republican Judy Baar Topinka is back in the political spotlight. Topinka is staging a comeback after being defeated by Rod Blagojevich for Illinois governor in 2006.

The former 3-term state treasurer is circulating petitions to get on the February ballot as a candidate for state comptroller.

Democrat Dan Hynes will vacate that position to campaign against Governor Pat Quinn in his party's gubernatorial primary.

Topinka was appointed to a seat on the regional transportation authority board in 2007.