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|Next election =[[Massachusetts state executive official elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Next election =November 6, 2018
|Last election= November 2, 2010
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|Last election= [[Massachusetts state executive official elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
|Other offices =[[Governor of Massachusetts|Governor]] • [[Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts|Lieutenant Governor]] • [[Massachusetts Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] • [[Massachusetts Attorney General|Attorney General]] • [[Massachusetts Treasurer|Treasurer]] • [[Massachusetts Auditor|Auditor]] • [[Massachusetts Secretary of Education|Secretary of Education]] • [[Massachusetts Commissioner of Agriculture|Agriculture Commissioner]] • [[Massachusetts Commissioner of Insurance|Insurance Commissioner]] • [[Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs |Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs]] • [[Massachusetts Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development|Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development]] • [[Massachusetts Public Utilities Commission|Public Utilities Commission]]}}{{tnr}}
 
|Other offices =[[Governor of Massachusetts|Governor]] • [[Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts|Lieutenant Governor]] • [[Massachusetts Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] • [[Massachusetts Attorney General|Attorney General]] • [[Massachusetts Treasurer|Treasurer]] • [[Massachusetts Auditor|Auditor]] • [[Massachusetts Secretary of Education|Secretary of Education]] • [[Massachusetts Commissioner of Agriculture|Agriculture Commissioner]] • [[Massachusetts Commissioner of Insurance|Insurance Commissioner]] • [[Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs |Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs]] • [[Massachusetts Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development|Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development]] • [[Massachusetts Public Utilities Commission|Public Utilities Commission]]}}{{tnr}}
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.<ref>[http://www.mass.gov/sao/departments.htm ''Massachusetts State Auditor,'' "What the State Auditor's Office Does," accessed September 24, 2011]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.mass.gov/sao/departments.htm ''Massachusetts State Auditor,'' "What the State Auditor's Office Does," accessed September 24, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Current officeholder==
 
==Current officeholder==
The current officeholder is [[Suzanne Bump]]. Bump, a [[Democrat]], was elected in 2010.
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The current officeholder [[Suzanne Bump]], a [[Democrat]] who was elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014.
  
 
==Authority==
 
==Authority==
 
The office of the state auditor is established by '''Part I, Title II, Chapter 11, Section 1''' of the General Laws of Massachusetts:
 
The office of the state auditor is established by '''Part I, Title II, Chapter 11, Section 1''' of the General Laws of Massachusetts:
  
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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[[File:Massachusetts exec org chart.png|200px|right|thumb|Massachusetts state government organizational chart]]
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Massachusetts elects auditors in the midterm elections, that is, even years that are not presidential election years. For Massachusetts, 2018, 2022, 2026 and 2030 are all auditor election years.
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===Results===
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==Vacancy==
 
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==Duties==
 
==Duties==
The office of the auditor is committed to ensuring that every dollar given to state government is a dollar well spent and that state agencies and contractors follow the rules when spending public funds. To these ends, the office conducts financial, performance, and technical assessments of programs, departments, agencies, authorities, contracts, and vendors. While these audits and reports may uncover problems and issues, they also contain recommendations to improve accountability, efficiency, and transparency, making state government work better for the citizens of the [[Massachusetts|commonwealth]].<ref>[http://www.mass.gov/auditor/about-the-state-auditors-office/ ''Massachusetts Auditor'' "About the State Auditors Office" Accessed February 3, 2013]</ref>
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The office of the auditor is committed to ensuring that every dollar given to state government is a dollar well spent and that state agencies and contractors follow the rules when spending public funds. To these ends, the office conducts financial, performance, and technical assessments of programs, departments, agencies, authorities, contracts, and vendors. While these audits and reports may uncover problems and issues, they also contain recommendations to improve accountability, efficiency, and transparency, making state government work better for the citizens of the [[Massachusetts|commonwealth]].<ref>[http://www.mass.gov/auditor/about-the-state-auditors-office/ ''Massachusetts Auditor'', "About the State Auditors Office" accessed February 3, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Divisions==
 
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==State budget==
 
==State budget==
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The Office of the State Auditor's budget for the 2013 fiscal year was $17,194,196.<ref>[https://malegislature.gov/Budget/CurrentBudget ''The Massachusetts Legislature,'' "FY 2013 Final Budget," accessed June 27, 2013]</ref>
 
The Office of the State Auditor's budget for the 2013 fiscal year was $17,194,196.<ref>[https://malegislature.gov/Budget/CurrentBudget ''The Massachusetts Legislature,'' "FY 2013 Final Budget," accessed June 27, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Compensation==
 
==Compensation==
'''Part I, Title II, Chapter 11, Section 1''' sets out the compensation for the Auditor:
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===2014===
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In 2014, the state auditor was paid an estimated $137,425, according to the [[Council of State Governments]].<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/kc/system/files/4.11%202014.pdf ''Council of State Governments,'' "SELECTED STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS: ANNUAL SALARIES," accessed December 1, 2014]</ref>
  
In 2010, the Massachusetts State Auditor was paid an estimated $138,117 according to the [[Council of State Governments]].<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/drupal/system/files/Table_4.11.pdf ''The Council of State Governments'',"The Book of States 2010 Table 4.11," retrieved June 25, 2011]</ref>
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===2013===
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In 2013, the state auditor was paid an estimated $137,425, according to the [[Council of State Governments]].<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/kc/system/files/4.11_2013.pdf ''Council of State Governments,'' Table 4.11 Selected State Administrative Officials:Annual Salaries," accessed January 24, 2014]</ref>
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===2010===
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In 2010, the state auditor was paid an estimated $138,117, according to the [[Council of State Governments]].<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/drupal/system/files/Table_4.11.pdf ''The Council of State Governments'', "The Book of States 2010 Table 4.11," accessed June 25, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Historical officeholders==
 
==Historical officeholders==
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==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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==Contact information==
 
==Contact information==
 
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==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[Auditor]]
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*[[Suzanne Bump]]
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==External links==
 
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*[http://www.mass.gov/sao/ Auditor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts]
 
*[http://www.mass.gov/sao/ Auditor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts]
  

Latest revision as of 10:50, 16 April 2015

Massachusetts Auditor of the Commonwealth
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013 FY Budget:  $17,194,196
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   4 years
Authority:  General Laws of Massachusetts, Part I, Title II, Chapter 11, Section 1
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

Suzanne Bump.jpg
Name:  Suzanne Bump
Officeholder Party:  Democratic
Assumed office:  January 19, 2011
Compensation:  $137,425
Elections
Next election:  November 6, 2018
Last election:  November 4, 2014
Other Massachusetts Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerAuditorSecretary of EducationAgriculture CommissionerInsurance CommissionerSecretary of Energy and Environmental AffairsSecretary of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentPublic Utilities Commission

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 Suzanne Bump, a Democrat who was elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014.

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 state government organizational chart

Massachusetts elects auditors in the midterm elections, that is, even years that are not presidential election years. For Massachusetts, 2018, 2022, 2026 and 2030 are all auditor election years.

Results

2014

See also: Massachusetts down ballot state executive elections, 2014
Massachusetts Auditor, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSuzanne Bump Incumbent 57.7% 1,146,987
     Republican Patricia Saint Aubin 38.1% 757,213
     Green MK Merelice 4.1% 81,430
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.1% 2,315
Total Votes 1,987,945
Election Results via Massachusetts Secretary of State.

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]

Duties

The office of the auditor is committed to ensuring that every dollar given to state government is a dollar well spent and that state agencies and contractors follow the rules when spending public funds. To these ends, the office conducts financial, performance, and technical assessments of programs, departments, agencies, authorities, contracts, and vendors. While these audits and reports may uncover problems and issues, they also contain recommendations to improve accountability, efficiency, and transparency, making state government work better for the citizens of the commonwealth.[3]

Divisions

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches state official websites for information that describes the divisions (if any exist) of a state executive office. That information for the Massachusetts Auditor of the Commonwealth has not yet been added. After extensive research we were unable to identify any relevant information on state official websites. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

State budget

See also: Massachusetts state budget and finances

The Office of the State Auditor's budget for the 2013 fiscal year was $17,194,196.[4]

Compensation

Part I, Title II, Chapter 11, Section 1 sets out the compensation for the state 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...

2014

In 2014, the state auditor was paid an estimated $137,425, according to the Council of State Governments.[5]

2013

In 2013, the state auditor was paid an estimated $137,425, according to the Council of State Governments.[6]

2010

In 2010, the state auditor was paid an estimated $138,117, according to the Council of State Governments.[7]

Historical officeholders

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches state official websites for chronological lists of historical officeholders. That information for the Massachusetts Auditor of the Commonwealth has not yet been added because the information was unavailable on the relevant state official websites, or we are currently in the process of formatting the list for this office. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

Recent news

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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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