Mendoza Buys $32,000 SUV Weeks into the Job, Bears Striking Similarity to Alexi Giannoulias Scandal
When: Sunday, Feb 19th, 11 am
Where: Thompson Center Plaza
What: ILGOP Chairman Tim Schneider will comment on Comptroller Susana Mendoza’s misuse of public funds to buy a $32,000 SUV
This weekend, the Chicago-Sun Times broke the news that new Comptroller Susana Mendoza bought herself a $32,000 SUV just weeks into the job. Comptroller Mendoza not only prioritized her personal comfort by purchasing the SUV, she managed to find a way to fully pay off the vehicle while social service providers continue to wait months to get paid.
Even worse, the Comptroller’s office already had nine state vehicles. Apparently the vehicle fleet that was good enough for Comptroller Munger is not good enough for Comptroller Mendoza.
All this comes after Mendoza pledged “shared sacrifice” with social service providers, who Mendoza promised to put at the front of the line to receive state checks.
Instead, Mendoza put herself first, spending $32,000 in taxpayer money on an SUV.
Watch the ILGOP’s new video comparing the Mendoza scandal to the Giannoulias scandal here.