Maine State Auditor

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Maine Auditor
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013-2014 FY Budget:  $3,306,086
Term limits:  4 two-year terms
Structure
Length of term:   Two years
Authority:  Maine Statutes, Title 5, Chapter 11
Selection Method:  Elected biennially by secret ballot of the state legislature
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Pola Buckley
Assumed office:  December 4, 2012
Compensation:  $96,782
Other Maine Executive Offices
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The Maine State Auditor is a statutory state executive position in the Maine state government. The auditor is in charge of examining all state financial records and reporting the findings to the Legislature.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Pola Buckley. Buckley was confirmed for the position on December 4, 2012.[1]

The previous officeholder was Neria Douglass. She served from January 2005 to December 2012. She took over the position of Maine Treasurer for Bruce Poliquin.[2]

Authority

The office of state auditor is established by Title 5, Chapter 11 of the Maine Statutes. §241 reads states, "The State Auditor shall be the head of the Department of Audit, as heretofore established."[3]

Qualifications

§241 of Title 5, Part 1, Chapter 11 of the Maine Statutes establishes the qualifications of office: "He shall be a certified public accountant or a college graduate with not less than 6 years of experience as a professional accountant or auditor, including not less than 5 years of auditing experience, of which not less than 4 years shall have been in a supervisory capacity."[3]

Appointments

Maine state government organizational chart

The Maine State Auditor is elected every two years by secret ballot of the legislature. It is one of the first tasks of each newly-sworn in legislature.[4]

Term limits

See also: State executives with term limits

The auditor is limited to four 2-year terms.

Vacancies

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Duties

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Divisions

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State budget

The Department of Audit's budget for fiscal year 2013-2014 was $3,306,086.[5]

Historical officeholders

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Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2013

In 2013, the auditor's salary was $81,556.[6]

2012

In 2012, the Maine State Auditor was paid an estimated $96,782. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

Contact information

Location:
19 Union Street
Augusta, Maine 04333

Mailing Address:
66 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0066

Phone: 207-624-6250
Fax: 207-624-6273

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