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New Jersey State Auditor

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The New Jersey State Auditor is a state legislative position in the New Jersey state government originally established in 1934. The office is independent of the executive and judicial branches of government.[1]

The state office is required to conduct post-audits of all transactions and accounts for all New Jersey departments, offices, and agencies.[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Stephen Eells. He has served in this position since 2001.[1]


The state Constitution addresses the office of the state auditor in Article V, the Executive.

Under Article VII, Section I (6):

The State Auditor shall be appointed by the Senate and General Assembly in joint meeting for a term of five years and until his successor shall be appointed and qualify...


The state auditor is appointed by the New Jersey Legislature to a five-year term.


In 2010, the New Jersey State Auditor was paid an estimated $139,000 according to the Council of State Governments.[2]

Contact information

125 South Warren St.
P.O. Box 067
Trenton, NJ 08625-0067

Telephone: 609.292.3700

See also

New Jersey

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