State Auditor Tera Klutz launched her reelection campaign at Parkview Field in Fort Wayne on Wednesday afternoon.
Klutz began serving as State Auditor in January, after her predecessor Suzanne Crouch became Indiana’s Lieutenant Governor. Klutz is the first certified public accountant, or CPA, to serve as State Auditor.
The Holcomb appointee says one of her primary areas of focus as State Auditor is to provide government services more efficiently.
“Right now we spend probably more than double the amount of labor to process payroll, because our payroll system is 20 years old,” Klutz says. “Those people are not in my office and spread across state agencies, so we want to streamline that process.”
Prior to her appointment in January, Klutz served two terms as Allen County Auditor.