Controller

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Controller/Comptroller is a state level position in 13 states. Most Controllers/Comptrollers share duties similar to state Treasurers, exercising varying powers related to budgetary and management matters.

Of the 13 states that have the position, 9 are elected by the people. These include California, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, New York, South Carolina, and Texas. The Alaska Comptroller, Colorado Controller, and New Jersey Comptroller are appointed, while the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury is elected by the General Assembly.

Officeholders

List of All Current State Controllers in the United States
Political positionOfficerAssumed officePolitical Party
Idaho Controller
Brandon Woolf
2012
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California Controller
John Chiang
2007
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Illinois Comptroller
Judy Baar Topinka
2011
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Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury
Justin Wilson
2009
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Connecticut Comptroller
Kevin Lembo
2011
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Nevada Controller
Kim Wallin
2006
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New Jersey Comptroller
Marc Larkins
2013
Nonpartisan
Maryland Comptroller
Peter Franchot
2007
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South Carolina Comptroller General
Richard Eckstrom
2002
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Colorado Controller
Robert Jaros
2013
Nonpartisan
Alaska Comptroller
Scott Jones
2014
Nonpartisan
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Susan Combs
2007
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New York Comptroller
Thomas P. DiNapoli
2007
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Elected vs. appointed

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Election history

2014

Main article: State executive official elections, 2014

Nine states will hold regularly scheduled controller/comptroller elections in the 2014 electoral cycle:

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