Minnesota State Auditor

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Minnesota State Auditor
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013-2014 FY Budget:  $2,070,000
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   4 years
Authority:  Minnesota Constitution, Article V, Section I the Executive Department
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Rebecca Otto
Officeholder Party:  Democratic
Assumed office:  102,257
Compensation:  $102,257
Elections
Next election:  November 4, 2014
Last election:  November 2, 2010
Other Minnesota Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerAuditorCommissioner of EducationAgriculture CommissionerCommerce CommissionerNatural Resources CommissionerLabor CommissionerPublic Utilities Commission

The Minnesota Auditor is a constitutionally established state executive position in the Minnesota state government.

The Office of the State Auditor oversees spending by local governments in Minnesota through financial, compliance, and special audits.[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Rebecca Otto. Otto, a Democrat, was first elected in 2006. She is the 18th State Auditor.[2]

Authority

The state Constitution addresses the office of the auditor in Article V, the Executive Department.

Under Article V, Section I:

The executive department consists of a governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, auditor...

Qualifications

The state auditor must have the following qualifications:[1]

  • Be a qualified voter
  • At least 21 years of age

Elections

Minnesota state government organizational chart

Minnesota elects state auditors in the midterm elections, that is, even years that are not Presidential election years. For Minnesota, 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018 are all state auditor election years. There are no term limits.

Vacancies

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Duties

The Office of the State Auditor oversees spending by local governments in Minnesota through financial, compliance, and special audits.[1]

Divisions

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State budget

The State Auditor's budget for fiscal year 2013-2014 is $2,070,000.[3]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

Article V, Section 4 of the Minnesota Constitution addresses compensation:

...The duties and salaries of the executive officers shall be prescribed by law.

2013

In 2013, the auditor's salary remained at $102,257.[4]

2012

In 2012, the auditor was paid an estimated $102,257. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

2010

In 2010, the Minnesota State Auditor was paid an estimated $102,257 according to the Council of State Governments.[5]

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

Office of the State Auditor
525 Park Street - Suite 500
St. Paul, MN 55103
Phone: (651) 296-2551
Fax: (651) 296-4755
Email: state.auditor@state.mn.us

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