DePasquale Officially Kicks Off Re-Election Bid
“I plan to continue to be the watchdog of taxpayers and work to bring more attention to improvements in job creation, public health, transportation and education while fighting the difficult battles to protect taxpayers,” he stated.
He also looked to highlight the importance of his position in light of the budget impasse, saying “The state’s continued budget stalemate highlights the importance of our audits in discovering waste, as well as explaining the drastic costs of the impasse on our local school districts.”
Given Governor Wolf’s tough 2015, and the trials and tribulations of Rob McCord and Kathleen Kane, the Auditor General is the most popular statewide Democrat and therefore the party is heavily invested in his success.
With no primary challenge, he will likely face Northampton County Executive John Brown in the general election this November.