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Comptroller of Illinois
Susana Mendoza

since December 5, 2016
Term length 4 years
Inaugural holder George W. Lindberg
Formation 1970
Succession Fourth

The Comptroller of Illinois is an elected official of the U.S. state of Illinois.


He or she is responsible for keeping the State's accounts, and for ordering payments into and out of them. The office was created by the Illinois Constitution of 1970, replacing the office of Auditor of Public Accounts. The current Comptroller is Leslie Munger.

List of Illinois Comptrollers

  • George W. Lindberg (1973-1977)
  • Michael J. Bakalis (1977-1979)
  • Roland W. Burris (1979-1991)
  • Dawn Clark Netsch (1991-1995)
  • Loleta A. Didrickson (1995-1999)
  • Daniel W. Hynes (1999-2011)
  • Judy Baar Topinka (2011-2014)
  • Jerry Stermer (2014-2015; acting)
  • Leslie Munger (2015-2016)
  • Susana Mendoza (since 2016)
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