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McHenry County Auditor announces campaign for Illinois Comptroller

Shannon Teresi
Shannon Teresi(Shannon Teresi)
Published: Jan. 12, 2022 at 11:00 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 12, 2022 at 11:04 AM CST
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PEORIA (Heart of Illinois aBC) - There is now a Republican candidate for Illinois Comptroller.

Shannon Teresi launched her campaign Wednesday.

The McHenry County Auditor said she has the experience needed for the job.

In a statement Teresi said, “Throughout my career, I have seen firsthand how important transparency is in the process of managing taxpayer dollars. That’s what I promise to bring to the office of Comptroller: open communication with the taxpayers and an eagle eye to root out the waste, fraud, and abuse our state is plagued by thanks to decades of Madigan Machine politics. Illinois needs a Comptroller with real financial experience, not a career politician controlled by the special interests. As an experienced CPA, auditor, and Certified Fraud Examiner, I have the experience to manage the state’s finances and crush corruption where and when it starts.”

Teresi has been the McHenry County Auditor since 2018.

Before that she worked in the Auditor’s office, working with financial statements and government accounting.

Teresi is a life-long McHenry County resident and lives there with her husband, two sons, and dog.

Teresi is running against Democrat Susana Mendoza, who has held the position since December 2016.

Mendoza was re-elected to Illinois Comptroller in 2018.

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