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  Chicago clerk Laski may run for Topinka job
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MediaNewspaper - Chicago Tribune
News DateWednesday, April 13, 2005 03:00:00 AM UTC0:0
Description James Laski, Chicago's city clerk for the last decade, said Monday he is "leaning very strongly" toward running for state treasurer if Judy Baar Topinka decides to vacate the office to run for governor.

"Everything is based on what [Topinka] does," Laski said. "She is the incumbent and I personally like the woman." Although Topinka is a Republican and he is a Democrat, "I have a good relationship with her and I think she does a good job," Laski said.

But he said he would relish the challenge of a run for statewide office. Laski said he would seek to bring to the treasurer's office the same type of innovation he has employed in the clerk's post.
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