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According to Article XVII of the [[Massachusetts Constitution]], an executive officer of the commonwealth must "have been an inhabitant of this commonwealth five years next preceding his election or appointment."<ref name=macon>[http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/Constitution#cart017.htm ''Massachusetts Legislature,'' "Constitution," accessed September 18, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 10:20, 18 September 2012

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The Massachusetts State Auditor is a state executive position in the Massachusetts state government. The Auditor's office is responsible for conducting financial, performance and technical audits of state programs, departments, agencies and other uses of public money.[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Suzanne Bump. Bump, a Democrat, was elected in 2010.

Authority

The office of the state auditor is established by Part I, Title II, Chapter 11, Section 1 of the General Laws of Massachusetts:

There shall be a department to be known as the department of the state auditor under his supervision and control, organized as provided in this chapter.

Qualifications

According to Article XVII of the Massachusetts Constitution, an executive officer of the commonwealth must "have been an inhabitant of this commonwealth five years next preceding his election or appointment."[2]

Elections

Massachusetts elects auditors in the midterm elections, that is, even years that are not Presidential election years. For Massachusetts, 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018 are all auditor election years.

Vacancy

If the office of the auditor becomes vacant during annual or special session of the general court, the public elects a successor, otherwise, "it shall be supplied by the governor by appointment, with the advice and consent of the council."[2]

Compensation

Part I, Title II, Chapter 11, Section 1 sets out the compensation for the Auditor:

The state auditor shall receive a salary of $124,920 and an additional amount to be calculated by applying the adjustment percentage most recently ascertained by the governor pursuant to Article CXVIII of the Articles of Amendment to the Constitution to the preceding figure...

In 2010, the Massachusetts State Auditor was paid an estimated $138,117 according to the Council of State Governments.[3]

Contact information

Office of the State Auditor, Executive Office
Room 230
State House
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: (617)727-2075
Fax: (617)727-5891

See also

External links

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