The Latest: Legislature OKs Mautino for auditor general

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Democratic state Rep. Frank Mautino will be Illinois’ next auditor general.

The Illinois House voted 102-10 on Tuesday to appoint the Spring Valley Democrat to replace William Holland, who is retiring at the end of the year.

The Senate unanimously approved the appointment earlier Monday.

Mautino has served in the Legislature since 1991, when he was appointed to fill his father’s seat after his unexpected death. He’s been a member of the Legislative Audit Commission and is a deputy majority leader.

The auditor general oversees audits of state agencies and other audits as requested by the Legislature or the commission.

House Speaker Michael Madigan says Mautino has consistently demonstrated “intelligence, perseverance, integrity and honesty.”

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner says he looks forward to working with Mautino.

The resolution is SJR35.