Arkansas State Auditor Article

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Auditor of State
Seal of the Auditor of State, Arkansas.png
Seal of the Auditor
Incumbent
Andrea Lea

since January 2015
Style The Honorable
Term lengthFour years
Constituting instrument Arkansas Constitution, Amendment 63, Article 6
PrecursorTerritorial Auditor
Arkansaw Territory
1819–1836
Formation1836
First holder Elias N. Conway
SuccessionStatewide election
Salary$85,000
Website www.auditor.ar.gov

The Arkansas State Auditor (formally known as the Auditor of State) is an executive position and constitutional officer within the Arkansas government. The State Auditor serves as the accountant for the state, responsible for monitoring funds for state agencies, disbursing state funds, and managing unclaimed property.

The current State Auditor is Andrea Lea, who took office in 2015.

List of Arkansas State Auditors

Prior to Amendment 63 in 1982, the term length for constitutional offices in Arkansas, including Auditor, was two years.

Term Name Party Notes
1836–1841 Elias N. Conway [1]
1841 A. Boileau [1]
1841–1849 Elias N. Conway [1]
1849–1855 C.C. Danley [1]
1855–1857 A.S. Huey [1]
1857–1860 William Read Miller [1]
1860–1861 H.C. Lowe [1]
1861–1864 William Read Miller [1]
1864–1866 J.R. Berry Republican [1]
1866–1868 William Read Miller Republican [1]
1868–1873 J.R. Berry Republican [1]
1873–1874 Stephen Wheeler Republican [1]
1874–1877 William Read Miller Democratic [1]
1877–1883 John Crawford Democratic [1]
1883–1887 A.W. Files Democratic [1]
1887–1887 William Read Miller Democratic [1]
1887–1893 W.S. Dunlop Democratic [1]
1893–1897 C.B. Mills Democratic [1]
1897–1901 Clay Sloan Democratic [1]
1901–1905 T.C. Monroe Democratic [1]
1905–1909 Avery E. Moore Democratic [1]
1909–1912 John R. Jobe Democratic [1]
1912–1913 John M. Oathout Democratic [1]
1913–1915 L.L. Coffman Democratic [1]
1915–1917 M.F. Dickinson [1]
1917–1921 Hogan Oliver Democratic [1]
1921–1925 James Guy Tucker Democratic [1]
1925–1929 J. Carrol Cone Democratic [1]
1929–1935 J. Oscar Humphrey Democratic [1]
1935–1937 Charles E. Parker Democratic [1]
1937–1956 J. Oscar Humphrey Democratic [1]
1956 F. Nolan Humphrey [1]
1957–1979 James Herbert "Jimmie Red" Jones Democratic [2]
1979–1981 Jimmie Lou Fisher Democratic [1]
1981–1995 Julia Hughes Jones Democratic [3]
1995–2003 Gus Wingfield Democratic [4]
2003–2011 Jim Wood Democratic [5] [6]
2011–2015 Charlie Daniels Democrat
2015–present Andrea Lea Republican

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag "Office of Auditor". Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. The Central Arkansas Library System. February 11, 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  2. ^ |Arkansas Blog (September 1, 2008). "Former State |Auditor dies" Archived 2009-05-16 at the Wayback Machine., Arkansas Blog. Retrieved on 12 September 2008.
  3. ^ | [1] "USA Local Elective Office"].
  4. ^ Associated Press (June 5, 2001). | "Auditor will run for treasurer", Batesville Courier. Retrieved on 12 September 2008.
  5. ^ Jim Wood Archived 2008-10-10 at the Wayback Machine.. Auditor – State of Arkansas. Retrieved on 12 September 2008.
  6. ^ Jeff Hunt |(May 15, 2002). "Election 2002 only one week away" Archived November 14, 2006, at the Wayback Machine., Hot Springs Village Voice. Retrieved on 12 September 2008.

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