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Orange County, CA June 3, 2014 Election
Auditor-Controller; County of Orange Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of Jul 9 6:43pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (1856/1856)
7.0% Voter Turnout (340,187/1,411,232)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Eric Woolery, CPA Click here for more information about this candidate 155,240 votes 57.1%

  • Occupation: Orange Treasurer/CPA
  • Ten-year member of the Orange Audit Oversight Committee
  • Decade-long owner of a CPA firm with two locations
  • Budget director for Southern California District Attorney overseeing $100,000,000 budget and nearly 750-member staff
  • Served as Member of the Orange County Board of Education
  • Graduate of Orange County schools, including Cal State Fullerton
  • Married to high school sweetheart Lisa, with two children and Twix the family dog
  • Establish transparent budgets free of accounting gimmicks. Work independently of politicians, ensuring decisions are sound, not simply easy or popular
  • Expose and fight Sacramento's raids on local coffers. (Proven record of successfully reclaiming $18,000,000 for County department.)
  • Enhance productivity & performance through new processes & accountabilities. (Proven record of cutting costs by 25% while maintaining effectiveness.)
Frank Davies Click here for more information about this candidate 45,852 votes 16.9%
  • Occupation: Property Tax Director
  • 29+ years experience with Orange County Auditor-Controller
  • Currently the Chief Deputy Auditor-Controller Property Tax, CPA, BA, MBA
  • Experience dealing with current County and Auditor-Controller issues
  • Proven track record of being independent, objective, knowledgeable
  • Established working relationships with County and state officials, municipal finance officers, financial community
  • Developed statewide guidance for accounting standards for property tax
  • Keep within budget, increase efficiency, effectiveness of current staff
  • Increase understandable financial information for public, increase transparency
  • Decrease county administrative costs by leveraging financial system
Mike Dalati Click here for more information about this candidate 30,996 votes 11.4%
  • Occupation: Accountant/Tax Instructor
John Wayne Willard Click here for more information about this candidate 20,196 votes 7.4%
  • Occupation: Assistant Director CEO/HR - CPA
  • 33 years of County accounting and auditing experience
  • Board certified in all areas of the Auditor-Controller including accounting, finance, internal auditing, fraud investigations, and forensics
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting and a CPA, MBA, CGFM, CFE, GBA, RPA, DABFA, CFS, and CIA
  • Proven track record of rooting out waste and fraud. Discovered the largest embezzlement in County history exceeding $1 million
  • First Auditor to conduct audits of elected officials
  • Saved the County over $100 million in pension costs
  • Pay the County's bills timely. 31% of vendors said they are paid late by the County.
  • Expand Customer Service hours. We work for the taxpayers. If we are open 8:00 to 5:00 then we should answer taxpayer's questions from 8:00 to 5:00
  • Replace the Auditor-Controller's property tax system. The County is suing its Vendor over cost overruns and deliverables
James T. Benuzzi Click here for more information about this candidate 19,646 votes 7.2%
  • Occupation: Audit/Business Advisor
  • MBA - Chapman University
  • Undergraduate Accounting Degree - Western Illinois University
  • City of Orange - Internal Audit Manager
  • City of Placentia - Chairman and Member Financial Audit Oversight Committee
  • Fiscal Accountability
  • Transparency
  • Integrity

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