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Crit Luallen
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Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts
Former officeholder
In office
January 2004 - January 2012
Elections and appointments
Last election2007
First elected2003
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sCentre College (1974)
BirthdayJuly 21, 1952
Place of birthFrankfort, Kentucky
Office website
Crit Luallen (b. July 21, 1952) was the Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts from January 2004 to January 2012. Luallen, a Democrat, was first elected in 2003 and re-elected in 2007.

She is considering a run for Governor in 2015, stating, “My background and experience are in state government, and that is where I feel I could make the biggest contribution.”[1]



See also: Kentucky state executive official elections, 2011

Luallen did not run for re-election in 2011.


Luallen won re-election as state auditor in the November 2007 election, defeating Republican candidate Linda Greenwell.[2]

Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Crit Luallen (D) 591,910 59.2%
Linda Greenwell (R) 408,617 40.8%

Campaign donors


In 2007 Luallen collected $674,426 in donations.[3]

Listed below are the top 5 contributors to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Crit Luallen for Auditor Campaign $123,420
Kentucky Democratic Party $73,012
Jefferson County Teachers Association $2,000
William Street $2,000
Steve Wilson $2,000


In 2009, Governing magazine named Luallen as one of eight "Public Officials of the Year" for her anti-corruption efforts.[4] Other honorees included Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed, and Minnesota Representative Phyllis Kahn. Each year since 1994, Governing has selected a handful of state and local officials to honor for standout job performance. The Public Officials of the Year program "recognizes leaders from state, city and county government who exemplify the ideals of public service."[5]

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Preceded by
Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts
Succeeded by
Adam Edelen