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Mary Mosiman
Iowa Auditor of State
In office
May 13, 2013-present
Term ends
January 2019
Years in position 2
Base salary$103,212
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
AppointedMay 13, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Deputy Secretary of State of Iowa
Story County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections
Bachelor'sIowa State University
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Mary Mosiman is the current Republican Iowa Auditor of State.[1] She was appointed by Gov. Terry Branstad (R) to fill the seat vacated by former auditor David Vaudt effective May 2013. After 10 years serving in the position, Vaudt stepped down to become chairman of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board.[2][3]

Mosiman, a CPA, is the first woman to hold the auditor's office in Iowa history.

Her appointment ran through December 2014, when Vaudt's term was scheduled to end, and she ran for full term as auditor in the 2014 elections. Mosiman was uncontested in the June 3 Republican primary and faced Democrat Jon Neiderbach in the general election.[1] Mary Mosiman won the general election on November 4, 2014.


Mosiman holds a degree in accounting from Iowa State University and is a member of the Iowa Society of CPAs. She served as the auditor and commissioner of elections for Story County from 2001 until 2010, when she was appointed state deputy chief of elections under secretary of state Matt Schultz.[4]


  • B.S. in accounting - Iowa State University

Political career

Iowa Auditor of State (2013-present)

Mosiman was appointed Iowa Auditor of State on May 13, 2013, to fill the vacancy left by previous auditor David Vaudt's resignation on May 3, 2013. Mosiman was appointed by Gov. Terry Branstad and will serve the remainder of Vaudt's term, which began after his re-election on November 2, 2010. Until her appointment as state auditor, Mosiman had served as deputy Iowa Secretary of State under secretary Matt Schultz (R).[4]

Elections & Appointments


Mosiman ran for election to a full term as auditor in the 2014 elections.[1] She was uncontested for the Republican nomination in the June 3 primary and faced Democrat Jon Neiderbach in the general election on November 4, 2014.


Iowa Auditor, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMary Mosiman Incumbent 56.9% 604,103
     Democratic Jon Neiderbach 43% 456,525
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.1% 1,477
Total Votes 1,062,105
Election Results via Iowa Secretary of State.


Mosiman was appointed State Auditor by Governor Terry Branstad on May 3, 2013. She succeeded David Vaudt, who was re-elected in 2010 and resigned on May 3, 2013, well in advance of his term's scheduled expiration.


Mosiman currently resides in Ames, Iowa with her husband Daniel. They have four daughters together.[1]

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Preceded by
David Vaudt (R)
Iowa Auditor of State
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