Branstad Launches Web Site To Find New State Auditor

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has launched a Web site to help in his search for a new state auditor.

The site was announced Friday, and is at Those interested in the job can submit resumes and others can offer recommendations.

State Auditor David Vaudt announced Thursday he is resigning his elected position to become chairman of a national nonprofit accounting board. Under state law, Branstad will appoint a replacement to serve until Vaudt's term expires. An election for a new state auditor will be held in November 2014.

On the Web site, Branstad says he wants a replacement that will follow budgeting principles like avoiding using one-time funds for ongoing expenses and making sure revenue and expenses match up in the fiscal year.
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