The Senate voted unanimously Oct. 20 to approve the appointment of State Rep. Frank Mautino to serve as the next Auditor General of Illinois. Mautino will replace Bill Holland, who has served as Auditor General since 1992, at the end of this year.
The Auditor General oversees state agency budgets and reviews the state’s financial records, issuing about 150 audits of targeted agencies every year. Holland oversaw the high-profile 2005 audit of the Department of Central Management Services that eventually led to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s impeachment, and the 2014 audit of former Gov. Pat Quinn’s controversial $54 million Neighborhood Recovery Initiative.
The bipartisan Legislative Audit Commission had recommended Mautino for the post after a nationwide search.