Judy Baar Topinka

Posted by Ravi Singh

Sunday, July 19, 2020

I met Judy Baar Topinka, the llinois State Treasurer, at the State Fair in 1995. I was teaching a farmer how to use the Internet.  She took one look at me and said, "We could use you in community relations in Chicago."  By 1996, I was heading her Community Department, working with community leaders and speaking on her behalf at various functions . A large part of being useful in public service is getting noticed.  And nothing is more noticeable than a guy with a turban.  Soon, everybody knew me as the liaison to the State Treasurer's office.

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