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Revision as of 13:47, 15 July 2013

Connecticut Comptroller
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012-2013 FY Budget:  $27,033,045
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   4 years
Authority:  Connecticut Constitution, Article IV, Section 1
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

Kevin Lembo.jpg
Name:  Kevin Lembo
Officeholder Party:  Democratic
Assumed office:  January 5, 2011
Compensation:  $110,000
Elections
Next election:  November 4, 2014
Last election:  November 2, 2010
Other Connecticut Executive Offices
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The Connecticut Comptroller is an elected statewide executive officer in the Connecticut state government. The comptroller manages the state's accounts payable, performs cost accounting and financial reporting of the state government's activities, and monitors the compliance of other state agencies with accounting procedures.

Current officeholder

The current comptroller is Kevin Lembo, a Democrat, who was first elected in November 2010 and took office on January 5, 2011. Lembo will next come up for re-election, if he chooses to run, in 2014.

Before becoming comptroller, served as Connecticut's first Healthcare Advocate from 2004 to 2010. He was also chair of the state's health care reform effort, SustiNet. Before coming to Connecticut, he worked to develop a long-term home health care program in northeastern New York and was program director of an AIDS education, prevention and care program at a community health center. As comptroller, Lembo has maintained a position as a clinical instructor at the Yale School of Nursing.

He holds a M.P.A. from California State University and resides with his wife and three children in Guilford, CT.

Authority

The office of comptroller is established in Article IV of the state constitution.

Connecticut Constitution, Article IV, Section 1

A general election for ... comptroller shall be held on the Tuesday after the first Monday of November, 1966, and quadrennially thereafter.

Qualifications

There are no particular qualifications required of the comptroller.

Elections

Comptrollers are elected every four years in federal midterm election years (2006, 2010, 2014, etc.) and take office on the first Wednesday after the first Monday in the January following their election.[1]

General Statutes of Connecticut, 9-146-181

At the state election to be held in 1966, and quadrennially thereafter, there shall be elected a Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary, Treasurer, Comptroller and Attorney General to hold their respective offices from the Wednesday following the first Monday of the January next succeeding their election until the Wednesday following the first Monday of the fifth January succeeding their election and until their successors are qualified.

Term limits

Connecticut state executive officers, including the comptroller, do not face term limits

Vacancies

If the office of comptroller becomes vacant, the state legislature jointly appoints a replacement; if the legislature is out of session the governor fills the vacancy.[2]

General Statutes of Connecticut, 9-146-213

At the state election to be held in 1966, and quadrennially thereafter, there shall be elected a Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary, Treasurer, Comptroller and Attorney General to hold their respective offices from the Wednesday following the first Monday of the January next succeeding their election until the Wednesday following the first Monday of the fifth January succeeding their election and until their successors are qualified.

Duties

The comptroller is charged by Article IV, Section 24 of the Connecticut Constitution with "adjust[ing] and settl[ing] all public accounts and demands, except grants and orders of the general assembly." Additionally, he is directed to "prescribe the mode of keeping and rendering all public accounts."

In practice, the comptroller manages the state's centralized accounts payable system, performs financial accounting for state agencies and major programs, and establishes accounting standards for state programs.

Divisions

  • Accounts Payable
  • Budget and Financial Analysis
  • Fiscal Policy
  • Healthcare Policy & Benefit Services
  • IT
  • Payroll Services
  • Retirement Services

State budget

The budget for the in the 2012-2013 Fiscal Year was $27,033,045.[3]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

In 2012, the Connecticut Comptroller was paid an estimated $110,000. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

The comptroller's salary is established by law.

Historical officeholders

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Contact info

Address:
55 Elm Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06106
Phone: (860) 702-3300
E-mail: Comptroller.Lembo@po.state.ct.us

See also

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