State Auditor

The State Auditor’s office examines the government’s work to make sure taxpayer dollars are spent appropriately and as promised by our leaders.

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There are 4 primary candidates for the office of North Carolina Governor. There are 2 Republican candidates, and 2 Democratic candidates.  The candidates are as follows:

Tim Hoegemeyer (R)
Luis A. Toledo (D)
Anthony Wayne Street (R)
Beth Wood (D)
 
Two candidates, Tim Hoegemeyer (R) and Anthony Wayne Street (R), did not respond to our survey, so you will not see them mentioned below.

The complete audio of all responses for the State Auditor’s race:

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All answers are provided in text and audio files for each candidate. To navigate through the questions you may either scroll through this page to read or listen to their answers, or use the links below to jump directly to specific questions.

The primary candidates for the office of North Carolina Attorney General were each asked the following questions:

Question 1: What are your top three priorities?

Luis A. Toledo (D)

To conduct audits in areas that have been overlooked, to bring transparency to statistics that influence policy, and to promote technology and data analytics to increase efficiency.

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Beth Wood (D)

1. Continue to perform audits w/ irrefutable findings that identify wasteful spending that the Governor, Agency Heads & the General Assembly can use to “stop” wasteful spending of tax payer dollars.

2. Use the newly created Data Analytics Division to identify, more quickly/ concisely, areas of state government that are at high risk for wasteful spending/signi cant amounts.

3. Continue to develop/train the best/ brightest auditors in the state to identify areas for audit/to audit how taxpayer dollars are being spent.

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Question 2: What can you do to ensure that services for people with disabilities are actually benefiting people with disabilities?

Luis A. Toledo (D)

As State Auditor, I can conduct an audit to assess people’s satisfaction with existing services and programs and evaluate their effectiveness. Based on this data, of cial recommendations can be made to agencies, the governor, and the legislature for how to be more effective, making sure that North Carolinians with disabilities get the greatest value from existing services.

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Beth Wood (D)

We can continue to audit those organizations who are paid with Medicaid moneys to ensure that they are providing the services they are supposed to offer and at the quality that is intended. Performance audits are intended to look at a program and determine that the objectives of the program/services offered are being met and report the ndings back to those who can hold the organizations accountable. See our audit on MCOs.

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Question 3: Where do you see the greatest need for fiscal oversight in state government as it relates to people with disabilities?

Luis A. Toledo (D)

An audit needs to be performed to identify and promote awareness of all federal and state budget streams supporting disability services so we can identify gaps and ensure that budgets are adequate based on actual needs across the state.

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Beth Wood (D)

The greatest oversight is needed in the administration of those programs that are being offered to those with disabilities. If the services are being offered by the State there should be ways to ensure those with disabilities are actually getting the services they need and they are bene ting from the services. If the services are being offered by MCOs, DHHS should be monitoring the services being provided by the MCOs to ensure the people with disabilities are getting/ benefitting from the services they are receiving. So many times people with disabilities cannot speak out...they don’t have a voice when it comes to receiving less-than-optimal services.

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