"My goal is to ensure the taxpayers’ hard-earned money isn’t being wasted or being fraudulently spent."
FIGHT TO CUT WASTE, FRAUD & ABUSE
As Auditor General, I will fight for Pennsylvania taxpayers and will conduct sound independent audits to make sure local municipalities, school districts and state agencies are operating in an efficient and effective manner. My goal is to ensure the taxpayers’ hard-earned money isn’t being wasted or being fraudulently spent.
As Auditor General, I will not only work to find inefficacies in a state agency or program, local municipality or school district, I will follow-up and work with local officials to devise a plan to correct the matter. It is critical that we fight to fix mistakes and increase the effectiveness of government.
IMPLEMENTING GOVERNMENT REFORM
The Auditor General has historically worked to highlight waste, fraud and abuse. I want to be an effective voice to work with the state legislature on crafting policies and procedures that will reduce the ability from someone to commit fraud with your money.
As Northampton County Executive, I take great pride in reducing the expenses of the county and building a multi-million dollar budget surplus. I worked with the county council to streamline county government and to reduce the taxpayers’ obligation percentage to the county’s health insurance premiums while keeping quality health coverage for county workers.
In the private sector, I worked to make companies more profitable by reducing unnecessary expenditures, cutting down on the wasteful spending and optimizing company procedures to improve productivity.
A WATCHDOG, NOT A LAPDOG
If elected, I plan to keep a watchful eye on America’s most liberal Governors’ spending plan and will immediately report any frivolous or wasteful expenditures. I am committed to making Pennsylvania’s Office of Auditor General a model for other states to strive to become.