Gov. Pence Picks New Indiana Auditor
By Mike Perleberg
(Indianapolis, Ind.) – A state representative has been selected as Indiana’s new Auditor of State, Governor Mike Pence announced Monday.
State Rep. Suzanne Crouch (R-Evansville) will complete the term of former state auditor Dwayne Sawyer, who announced his resignation last month. Sawyer’s term runs through 2014.
“Suzanne Crouch has a lifetime of experience and a heart for public service,” said Pence. “Suzanne’s fiscal leadership in the Indiana General Assembly, her distinguished public career in local government, and financial background will be valuable assets to our state.”
Crouch has experience as an auditor. She served two terms as the Auditor of Vanderburgh County, where she was also once the president of the Vanderburgh County Board of Commissioners. She was elected to the Indiana General Assembly in 2005 and serves as Vice Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
Indiana’s Auditor of State is responsible for all of the state’s funds; overseeing and disbursing county, city, town and school tax distributions; paying the state’s bills; and paying the state’s employees.
The governor’s office said Erin Sheridan, the Chief of Staff for the Office of the Auditor, will continue serving on an interim basis until Crouch officially takes the job January 2.