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Iowa State Auditor resigning
By Greg Janetka
DES MOINES, Iowa: Iowa Auditor of State David Vaudt (R) announced on April 4, 2013 that he would be resigning his position next month in order to become chairman of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. He officially assumes the new role on July 1, but is moving to Norwalk, Connecticut on May 13.
Iowa is one of 24 states that publicly elects the statewide position of auditor. Vaudt was first elected in 2002 and has been re-elected twice. Prior to his election he served as Chair of the Iowa Accountancy Examining Board from 1995-2002. Announcing his resignation, Vaudt stated, "I have to tell you this is a bittersweet time for me. It has been truly an honor and a privilege to serve as Iowa's auditor for the last decade. I have thoroughly enjoyed my tenure."
The next election for auditor won't take place until November 4, 2014. In the meantime Gov. Terry Branstad (R) will appoint a replacement to serve out the remainder of Vaudt's term. The governor launched a website seeking applicants for the job.