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Q&A With the Candidates: State Auditor


Published September 29, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.
Updated November 2, 2020 at 9:05 p.m.

Doug Hoffer (D/R) - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Doug Hoffer (D/R)

Making sure the government is spending our tax dollars effectively falls to the state auditor. Both the Democrats and the Republicans have nominated the same candidate this year: incumbent Doug Hoffer.

We asked him, and his Progressive challenger, Cris Ericson, one question:

1. What audits would be on your to-do list for 2021?

Doug Hoffer

Burlington; Vermont State Auditor; Democrat and Republican
  1. I cannot predict with certainty what audits will be conducted as we respond to changing circumstances, legislative requests, and whistleblowers. Among others, we plan to audit the State's two major COVID relief programs, TIF towns (required by law), health care, and Sheriffs. And we hope to complete EB-5.

Did not respond:

Cris Ericson, Progressive