Washington State Auditor
|Washington State Auditor|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|2011-2013 FY Budget:||$11,978,000|
|Length of term:||4 years|
|Authority:||Washington Constitution, Article 3, Section 2|
|Assumed office:||January 16, 2013|
|Next election:||November 8, 2016|
|Last election:||November 6, 2012|
|Other Washington Executive Offices|
|Governor • Lieutenant Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General • Treasurer • Auditor • Superintendent of Education• • Agriculture Commissioner • Insurance Commissioner• Natural Resources Commissioner• Labor Commissioner• Public Service Commissioner|
The auditor is an advocate for government accountability, auditing financial information at all levels of state government.
The current officeholder is Troy Kelley (D). First elected in 2012, Kelley has served in this position since January 16, 2013.
Article III, Section 2:
Executive Department. The executive department shall consist of a governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer, auditor, attorney general, superintendent of public instruction, and a commissioner of public lands, who shall be severally chosen by the qualified electors of the state at the same time and place of voting as for the members of the legislature.
|Qualifications, Compensation, Offices Which May Be Abolished. No person, except a citizen of the United States and a qualified elector of this state, shall be eligible to hold any state office...|
- a citizen of the United States
- a qualified elector in Washington
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As an advocate for government accountability, the state auditor audits financial information in compliance with state, federal and local laws. The office audits all local governments, including schools, and Allstate agencies, including institutions of higher education The office is also responsible for special investigations of fraud whistleblower cases.
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In Washington, the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer, auditor, attorney general, superintendent of public instruction, and commissioner of public lands are elected every four years. Elections are held in November and winners assume office the following January, serving until their successors are elected and qualified.
Washington elects their state executives in presidential years (2012, 2016, and 2020).
To view the electoral history dating back to 2000 for the office of Washington Auditor, Click [show] to expand the section.
The budget for the Auditor's Office in Fiscal Year 2011-2013 was $11,978,000.
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
Article III, Section 20 of the state constitution initially set the annual salary of the auditor at $2,000 but allowed for the state legislature to increase it.
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- Gold Bar mayor says latest state audit is 'petty' - The Seattle Times (blog)
- Former Democratic state auditor to attend Clark County Republican gala - The Columbian (blog)
- Former auditor calls for public access to records - Dailysunnews
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- Roosevelt High fondling case brings $700000 settlement - The Seattle Times
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- Pierce County's voter turnout ranks 36th in state - TheNewsTribune.com
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Washington State Auditor
302 Sid Snyder Avenue SW
Olympia, Washington 98504-0021
Phone: (360) 902-0370
TDD Relay: (800) 833-6388