South Dakota Auditor General
The Department of Legislative Audit was first created in July 1943 and was known then as the Department of Audits and Accounts. The department name was changed in 1974 to Department of Legislative Audit.
In the department's history, there have been five Auditor Generals:
- John Penne (1943-1970)
- Eldon Stoehr (1970-1977)
- Gordon Milbrandt (1977-1983)
- Maurice Christiansen (1983-2000)
- Martin L. Guindon (2000-Present)
The Auditor General is appointed for an eight year term and there is no limitation to the number of terms he/she can serve.
Department of Legislative Audit
C/O 500 E. Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
Phone: (605) 773-3595