Rep. Bellock recognized with Judy Baar Topinka “Trailblazer” Award

Rep. Bellock holding her Judy Baar Topinka
"Trailblazer" Award
CHICAGO – State Representative Patti Bellock, R-Hinsdale, was presented with the Judy Baar Topinka “Trailblazer” Award by the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform (ICPR) at the nonprofit organization’s Annual Awards Reception on December 4. The award is named for the late Judy Baar Topinka, who served as Illinois State Treasurer from 1995-2007 and Illinois State Comptroller from 2011 until her death in December 2014. Former Illinois Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno also received the same award at the reception.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized along with my friend Chris Radogno in the spirit of the late Judy Baar Topinka, a true trailblazer and both an inspiration and a mentor to many of us women in Illinois government,” Rep. Bellock said. “I thank the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform for their outstanding nonpartisan work to make our state a better place by advocating for much-needed reforms.” 

ICPR was founded in 1997 by former U.S. Senator Paul Simon (D-IL) and then-Lieutenant Governor Bob Kustra (R-IL) and became an independent nonprofit in 2003. Since then, ICPR has become one of Illinois’ leading non-partisan, non-profit advocacy organizations working to reform Illinois campaign finance law, government ethics, judicial selection and voter education. ICPR was the first organization in the nation to put state-level campaign finance reports into a searchable, online database.

ICPR’s mission is to initiate reforms and promote public participation in government, address the role of money in politics, and encourage integrity, accountability, and transparency in government. They advocate their mission through the use of educational forums, legislative reforms, and technology projects making government data available to the public.

Rep. Bellock was also honored this month by Trinity Services, Inc. in recognition of her years of dedication to helping people with developmental disabilities and mental illness. Trinity Services, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides quality, person-directed services and supports to people with disabilities and mental illness. Trinity serves more than 3,500 children and adults who have intellectual/developmental disabilities or mental health needs.

For questions or more information, please call Representative Bellock’s office at (630) 852-8633.

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