From Shannon Teresi:
McHenry County Auditor Shannon Teresi Launches Campaign for Illinois Comptroller
Teresi brings experience as a licensed CPA, auditor, and Certified Fraud Examiner
McHenry County Auditor Shannon Teresi today launched her campaign for Illinois Comptroller.
Teresi’s extensive experience in forensic auditing, creating transparency for taxpayers, and fighting corruption give her a sterling background to draw from to help right the ship of Illinois’ disastrous finances.
“Throughout my career, I have seen firsthand how important transparency is in the process of managing taxpayer dollars,” Teresi said.
“That’s what I promise to bring to the office of Comptroller:
- open communication with the taxpayers and
- an eagle eye to root out the waste, fraud, and abuse our state is plagued by thanks to decades of Madigan Machine politics.
“Illinois needs a Comptroller with real financial experience, not a career politician controlled by the special interests.
“As an experienced CPA, auditor, and Certified Fraud Examiner, I have the experience to manage the state’s finances and crush corruption where and when it starts.”
Teresi has served McHenry County as Auditor since 2018 when she was appointed and subsequently elected twice, most recently in 2020 receiving nearly 75% of the vote.
As Auditor, Teresi led the charge to make good government reforms on behalf of the taxpayers.
In addition to modernizing the audit process, making it accessible online to taxpayers and creating a system of accountability, she also implemented paperless systems for greater efficiency and cost savings.
Teresi also instituted processes ensuring taxpayer dollars are being spent for the good of the county, not the personal benefit of its political leaders. [Think former McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks.]
Teresi is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, and a Certified Internal Auditor. Teresi brings years of private sector audit and tax experience having worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers. That time spent working with Fortune 500 companies on their auditing, financial reporting, and taxes helped inform Teresi’s work as County Auditor, where she successfully applied many of the practices to cut out waste from the county’s spending.
Teresi is a life-long McHenry County resident, where she currently resides with her husband, two sons, and dog.
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Illinois’ first State Comptoller, former State Rep. George Lindberg, was from Crystal Lake.