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Pennsylvania State Government November 4, 2008 Election
Auditor General; State of Pennsylvania Voter Information

4 Year Term. Salary: $141,565

The Auditor General is responsible for ensuring that all money to which the Commonwealth is entitled is deposited in the State Treasury and that public funds are disbursed legally and properly. the Department performs over 6,500 yearly audits of state departments, government agencies, state hospitals, universities, state pension funds, district justices and institutions receiving state aid. It also audits the approximately $9 billion in federal funds allocated to Pennsylvania programs. Special audits are performed by the department when deemed necessary by the Auditor General or requested by the Governor.

Results as of Dec 5 11:00am, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (9,284/9,284)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Jack Wagner Click here for more information about this candidate 3,336,219 votes 59.0%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Auditor General
  • State Senator
  • City Council President & Member
  • Decorated U.S. Marine Corps Combat Veteran
  • Certified Safety Professional
  • Paramedic
  • Devoted Husband and Father
  • Serving as a tough, effective, and independent watchdog
  • Focusing on issues of importance to families and taxpayers
  • Saving millions in taxpayer dollars by exposing the waste, fraud, and abuse of public funds
Chet Beiler Click here for more information about this candidate 2,134,543 votes 37.7%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: CEO, Amish Country Gazebos
  • Partner, Tombee Trucking, Inc.
  • Partner, Timothy Hughes Rare Newspapers
  • Partner, White Oak Displays
  • Partner,
  • B.A., Pepperdine University
  • Devoted husband and father
  • Being an independent fiscal watchdog who is not beholden to special interests
  • Holding state government accountable for how it spends our tax dollars, including identifying and eliminating runaway spending
  • Performing audits that have been delayed because of bureaucratic red tape
Betsy Summers Click here for more information about this candidate 184,029 votes 3.3%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Sales Representative
  • Elected Home Rule Study Commission-2 year term
  • Treasure Home Rule Study Commission
  • Centenary College, AA degree
  • Insurance and Mutual Fund sales - 4 years
  • Rehabilatation Supplies sales - 3 years
  • Veterinary Medical Supplies sales - 19 years
  • Independent Auditor General - No ties to Republicans or Democrats
  • Find and retrieve the taxpayers money from state mismanagement
  • Restore financial credability to the State Legislature

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