Illinois’s lieutenant governor is officially seeking a new job.
Sheila Simon has announced that she will run for Comptroller in 2014. Simon says the state needs a comptroller that will focus on accountability, not just accounting… and says she will use the office to oversee the fiscal operations not just of state government, but also of local governments.
Simon had already announced earlier that she would not be Governor Pat Quinn’s running mate again next year. She goes up against Will County Auditor Duffy Blackburn in next year’s Democratic primary. The winner will face Republican incumbent Judy Baar Topinka.