Rauner Administration Hires 23 Former Munger Staff Members - NBC Chicago
Ward Room
Covering Chicago's nine political influencers

Rauner Administration Hires 23 Former Munger Staff Members



    Spend Memorial Day Weekend at The St. Charles Fine Art Show

    Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has hired 23 people who worked for Republican Comptroller Leslie Munger before she lost her bid for re-election.

    The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports many are making salaries similar to what they were paid in the comptroller's office.

    Some are making more. They include Munger's former chief of staff, Brad Hahn. He earned $135,000 per year in the comptroller's office and will be paid $150,000 annually as Rauner's new communications director.

    Rauner spokesman Lance Trover says no new positions were created and that the administration's personnel costs are lower than what former Gov. Pat Quinn's administration spent.

    The Republican governor appointed Munger after the death of former Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka. Munger lost the seat in November to former Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza.

    Get the latest from NBC Chicago anywhere, anytime

    • Download the NBC Chicago App

      Download the App

      Available for iOS and Android