What does the auditor do? They’re in charge of making sure local governments spend their money properly. Auditor is supposed to be a role focused on transparency and good government. That’s something we value in Minnesota and historically have had.
Rebecca Otto is the current auditor and has served since 2007. She opted to run for governor and dropped out after losing the DFL endorsement.
Fun fact: One of Minnesota’s early auditors when we were still a territory was Socrates Nelson. Now there’s a name!
The two candidates are Democrat Julie Blaha and Republican Pam Myhra (OK, yeah, there are a few other minor party candidates, but I’m ignoring them.) Continue reading 2018 Minnesota State Auditor: Julie Blaha vs. Pam Myhra