McDermed Calls For Mautino to Take Leave of Absence

Chicago, IL… State Representative Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) joined other lawmakers in calling for Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino to voluntarily take a leave of absence while investigations persist into campaign expenditures and reporting procedures from his time as State Representative. 

Twenty one legislators signed a letter sent to the Auditor General’s office on June 2nd stating their concerns for the integrity of office operations while the leader is under state and federal investigation. The office of the Auditor General is responsible for auditing State funds to ensure that State agencies are accountable and taxpayer funds are not being misspent.

Suspicious campaign spending practices came to light late last year and previous letters from legislators requesting more information on the matter have gone unanswered. Auditor General Mautino, who took over the office in January, is currently under investigation from both the State Election Board and federal authorities. The latest letter asks that, for the sake of clean government, he step aside until the investigations are concluded.