Incoming Illinois comptroller says she’d run in 2016

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois’ incoming comptroller says she’d run in a 2016 special election if lawmakers approve one at a legislative session in Springfield. Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner says he’s appointing Republican Leslie Munger of Lincolnshire. She’ll fill the position left vacant by Judy Baar Topinka’s death. However, it’s been unclear how long Munger will stay in the post. Rauner says it should last four years, but Gov. Pat Quinn and top Democrats support holding an election for the final two years. Munger tells the Chicago Tribune that if there is an election, she believes voters will support her work in office. Munger made an unsuccessful bid for an Illinois House seat in November, losing to Democratic state Rep. Carol Sente. She’s previously worked for companies, including Helene Curtis and Unilever.