Gov. Mike Pence this week announced Rep. Suzanne Crouch as the new auditor of the State of Indiana.
She will complete the term held by Dwayne Sawyer which runs through 2014.
“Suzanne Crouch has a lifetime of experience and a heart for public service,” Pence said. “Suzanne’s fiscal leadership in the Indiana General Assembly, her distinguished public career in local government, and financial background will be valuable assets to our state.”
Crouch served two terms as the auditor of Vanderburgh County, and was president of the Vanderburgh County Board of Commissioners. She was elected to the Indiana General Assembly in 2005 and serves as vice chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
The Auditor of the State has four primary duties: accounting for all of the state’s funds; overseeing and disbursing county, city, town and school tax distributions; paying the state’s bills; and paying the state’s employees.
Crouch earned a degree from Purdue University. She is married to Larry Downs, and they have one daughter.
Erin Sheridan, the chief of staff for the Office of the Auditor, is serving as auditor on an interim basis until Jan. 2, 2014.