Auditor General

**About the office

The incumbent PA Auditor General is a Republican who flipped this seat to RED in 2020. To flip this seat back to BLUE, we MUST nominate a Democratic Candidate who can WIN statewide in November against the Republican incumbent.

The Pennsylvania Auditor General is the chief fiscal watchdog for the entire Commonwealth and as such, is independently elected.  The Auditor General is supposed to serve the people of Pennsylvania by improving government accountability, transparency, and the effective use of taxpayer dollars.  In this role, the Auditor General has a duty to use audits and quality assurance reviews to ensure that all state money is spent legally and properly, to advance the purpose for which it was allocated. 

The Auditor General leads a statewide Office that performs several types of audits:  financial, to test the reliability of financial controls and information within State-funded agencies and activities; performance audits, to assess if government programs and activities are meeting their mission with the tax monies they’ve received; and attestation engagements, to assure users of certain financial or other data or information can be relied upon.

The Auditor General has an important role in quality assurance for major state expenditures and investments, including school system audits, wage and hour compliance, health care, and public safety.

*Incorporates content adapted from other sources.