It is with deep sadness that we at SEIU Healthcare Illinois received the news of the sudden and unexpected passing of state Comptroller Judy Barrr Topinka. Judy was an elected official cut from the cloth of bi-partisan politics and her legacy will be one of a willingness to reach across the aisle and work with whomever necessary in order to get things done. This legacy is reflected in her consistent ability to win statewide elections, winning the trust and votes of not only Republicans, but also Democrats and Independents.
Judy brought integrity and passion to every office she held. But most of all, she brought a love for the people she served.
The Executive Board, staff and membership of SEIU Healthcare Illinois extend our deepest condolences to the family of Judy Barr Topinka and will keep you all in our prayers.