Rep. Mark Batinick Demands that Auditor General Mautino Take Unpaid Leave of Absence

Chicago – State Rep. Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) was one of ten General Assembly members to first question the appointment of former Rep. Frank Mautino to Auditor General. Today he joined several legislators at the Thompson Center in Chicago to demand that Mautino remove himself from the position of Auditor General until the federal and state investigations surrounding his campaign fund, The Committee for Frank J. Mautino, is completed.

Rep. Batinick stated, “This governmental office has for decades upheld the standard of ethics that Illinoisans expect from their entire state government, and I must ask that Mr. Mautino step aside from his position as Auditor General until it is proven he has not tainted the office. Illinois has endured many governmental scandals in its history, but it has not seen one from its Auditor General. The people of this State deserve a clean government, and they deserve their government to be checked and audited by someone not under the weight of investigation. Knowing this, today I joined my colleagues demanding that Auditor General Mautino take an unpaid leave of absence until investigations surrounding him are completed.”

A letter has been sent to Auditor General Mautino demanding that he take the unpaid leave of absence.