Republican Senate candidate Craig Wilcox is calling for the resignation of Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino as talk of his now-defunct campaign committee's violation of campaign finance rules continues to percolate.
“Elected officials are entrusted with the responsibility of upholding the highest ethical, moral and legal standards,” Wilcox told the McHenry Times. “When the public loses faith, based on actions that are inconsistent with those ethical, moral and legal responsibilities, then it ought to be obvious to the official that it is time to step aside and allow for the public to be represented by a public servant who will demonstrate those characteristics.”
The Illinois State Board of Elections recently deadlocked 4-4 among partisan lines on whether Mautino’s campaign should be fined.
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