Profiles & Stories



April 27, 2018
Governing Magazine Susana A. Mendoza

In Illinois’ Ongoing Budget Crisis, She’s the Woman Deciding Who Gets Paid

— Governing Magazine | Vock, D. — Susana Mendoza knew she was walking into a tough job well before she ever assumed office as the comptroller of […]
February 13, 2018
Governing Magazine Susana A. Mendoza

Other Lawmakers ‘Would Say They Had Shoes Older Than Me’

— Governing Magazine | Quinn, M. — Susana Mendoza grew up believing that government couldn’t be trusted. Her Mexican parents had no faith in their home […]
December 7, 2017
Politico Playbook Power List Susana A. Mendoza

POLITICO Playbook Power List – 18 to Watch in 2018

— POLITICO | Palmer, A., Sherman, J., Lippman, D., Montellaro, Z. — 18 to Watch in 2018 highlights politicians, activists and operatives across the country who […]
September 22, 2017
Chicago Reader Susana A. Mendoza

Susana Mendoza might have just won her next election

— Chicago Reader Newspaper | Miner, M. — Chicago magazine political writer Carol Felsenthal interviewed Susana Mendoza in 2011 and came away “convinced”—as she would later […]
June 12, 2017
Chicago Magazine Susana A. Mendoza

Woman on Fire

— Chicago magazine, Politics & City Life | Fishman, T. — The Illinois budget debacle has left both sides bruised, but state comptroller Susana Mendoza has […]
March 24, 2017
Crain's Chicago Business Susana A. Mendoza

Where are the women in the Illinois governor’s race?

— Crain’s Chicago Business Newspaper | Miller, R. — Shortly after Donald Trump was elected, political types said women were coming out of the woodwork wanting […]
March 20, 2017

City Club of Chicago: Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza [VIDEO]

— WGN Radio | WGN Radio Digital Desk — Watch the video. Listen to the audio. Susana A. Mendoza was sworn in as State Comptroller on […]
February 16, 2017
Elle Magazine Susana A. Mendoza

How a Misspelled Spanish-Language Flyer Convinced Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza to Run

— Elle Magazine | Kahn, M & Yaptangco, A. — Susana Mendoza is the current comptroller in Illinois, winning the 2016 special election in November. Previously, […]
October 20, 2016

“Accountable” | Susana Mendoza for Illinois Comptroller [VIDEO]

I’m my own person, only accountable to you. I’m committed to being an independent, truth-telling fiscal watchdog who will prioritize both the fiscal and moral health […]
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