In Memoriam: Judy Baar Topinka

topinkaEquality Illinois today is mourning the death of Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.

Bernard Cherkasov, CEO of Equality Illinois, said, “The people of Illinois today lost a true original. Comptroller Topinka brightened every room she entered with her engaging laugh, and LGBT Illinoisans were included in her warm embrace.

“As a Republican statewide officeholder, Comptroller Topinka was a leader in supporting issues important to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Illinoisans and demonstrating that equality and fairness were bipartisan concerns.”


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