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California State Republican legislators ask for bipartisan and transparent appointment for next State auditor

Republicans want to ensure the replacement process for retiring California State Auditor, Elaine Howell will result in a qualified, impartial and nonpartisan candidate. This week the Senate and Assembly Republican Leaders and members of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) submitted a letter (pdf) to the Chair and Vice Chair of the Joint Legislative Committee requesting that it adopt a bipartisan and transparent selection process to ensure the new auditor has the confidence of all Californians.

Howell’s work uncovered a number of issues with state departments, including government inefficiency, fraud, and abuse of process. Some of her recent work shaped improvements to benefit all Californians, including audits she released on: