Maine State Auditor
The Maine State Auditor is one of the constitutional offices of the State of Maine . The State Auditor is elected at the beginning of the first session of the new Maine Legislature for a two-year term, along with the other Maine constitutional offices. The term of office is limited to four consecutive terms.
The state auditor's responsibilities include auditing the state financial statements and accounting for federal programs. The tests are performed according to the testing standards of the norms generally used in the United States for state testing. In accordance with these principles, an audit is carried out which determines with reasonable certainty whether the annual financial statements are free from material errors.
The State Auditor 's Office was created in 1883 to oversee the accounts kept by the Maine State Treasurer . It was originally a three-person committee, which was replaced by a single auditor in 1907. This checks all accounts and claims against the state, including all payments by the state treasury.
The Department of Audit was founded in 1931 and is headed by the State Auditor. The position of Deputy Auditor was established in 1945. In 1992 the Fiscal Administrator for the Unorganized Territories was attached to the Department. The name of the Department of Audit was changed to Office of the State Auditor in 2013 under Public Law Chapter 16 of the 126th Maine Legislature .
List of Maine State Auditors
|Term of office||Secretary of State||image||Party affiliation|
|1907-1911||Charles P. Hatch||republican|
|1911-1913||Lamont A. Stevens||democrat|
|1915-1917||J. Edward Sullivan|
|1917-1922||Roy L. Wardwell||republican|
|1922-1940||Elbert D. Hayford||republican|
|1940-1945||William D. Hayes||republican|
|1945–1957||Fred M. Berry||republican|
|1957-1965||Michael A. Napolitano||republican|
|1965-1969||Armand G. Sansoucy||democrat|
|1969-1970||Michael A. Napolitano||republican|
|1972-1976||Raymond M. Rideout||democrat|
|1976-1977||Rodney L. Scribner||democrat|
|1977-1985||George J. Rainville||democrat|
|1985-1987||Robert W. Norton||democrat|
|1987||Rodney L. Scribner||democrat|
|1987-2005||Gail M. Chase||democrat|
- History: Office of the State Auditor. In: maine.gov. Retrieved December 27, 2015 .