| Bruce Rauner|
| September 5, 1956 (age 59)
Joliet, Illinois, U.S. (1956-09-05) |
University of Illinois, Urbana-
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Kellogg School of Management
Judy Baar Topinka, Bruce Rauner, Lisa Madigan, Evelyn Sanguinetti, Christine Radogno
Leslie Munger Wikipedia
Leslie Geissler Munger (born September 5, 1956) is an American politician and business executive who was sworn in as Illinois Comptroller in 2015. She was appointed by incoming Governor Bruce Rauner to fill the vacancy caused by the death of re-elected Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.
Munger is a former corporate executive for Helene Curtis/Unilever. She oversaw the United States hair care business for Helene Curtis from 1984 to 2001 under former CEO Ron Gidwitz.
In 2014, Munger ran for the Illinois House of Representatives in the 59th District against incumbent Democrat Carol Sente but narrowly lost.
After the sudden death of Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, then-Governor-elect Bruce Rauner appointed Munger as Comptroller. She was sworn in on January 12, 2015, the same date as Rauner and the other elected officials.
On November 8, 2016, Democrat Susana Mendoza defeated Munger in a special election for Illinois Comptroller. The normally low-key comptroller's race became a high-profile, big-budget campaign seen as a battle between Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.
On February 3, 2017, Governor Rauner appointed Munger as deputy governor.