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updated: 1/17/2010 9:50 PM

Krislov in Democratic race for comptroller

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The Democratic race for comptroller has three very capable candidates, and while their priorities and ideas vary, it's difficult to find much to criticize.

David Miller, a five-term state representative, is a dentist who practices in low-income areas. He sees the impact of delayed state payments on people in need and would make it a priority to pay service providers responsibly.

Raja Krishnamoorthi, an attorney from the Northwest suburbs, is ambitious and a fountain of ideas. He proposes a more public-friendly Web site and wants salaries of all state workers posted.

Clint Krislov, also an attorney, would employ a forensic auditor and proposes to streamline the auditor general's many accounting systems into a uniform system to reduce inefficiency.

From this impressive trio, we like the ethics-minded Krislov, who already has proved he's more than talk. He pushed for and helped fund the Center of Open Government at Chicago-Kent College of Law. The center offers free legal assistance in cases challenging closed government processes. A class-action lawyer, we believe he has the courage to stand up to powerful public and private interests.