SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner announced Friday that he's hired former state Comptroller Leslie Munger to serve as a deputy governor.
Governor Rauner appointed Munger comptroller in 2015 after Judy Baar Topinka died. The Republican from Lincolnshire lost a re-election bid in November to Democrat Susana Mendoza.
Munger will serve in addition to current Deputy Governor Trey Childress and will earn $135,000 annually, the same amount she made as comptroller.
She will focus on long-term budgeting and work with human services organizations that have been hit hard by the state budget impasse.
The money for her salary was freed up when former Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle left her position on Rauner's executive staff.
"Leslie's vast business, human services, and government experiences make her uniquely qualified to serve in this important role," Governor Rauner said.
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