Incumbent Democrat Beth Wood held a very small lead over Republican challenger Chuck Stuber in the race for state auditor with more than 99 percent of precincts reporting. Stuber said the day after the election that he might request a recount.
Democrat Beth Wood was running for a third term as state auditor.
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Republican Chuck Stuber, a former special agent for the FBI, challenged her.
About the office
The winner will lead the Office of the State Auditor, which is supposed to ensure public money is properly accounted for, reported and managed. The office has broad powers to examine all books, records, files, papers, documents, and financial affairs of every state agency.
What shaped the race
The race pitted experience versus the promise of change. Wood campaigned on her track record and her ability work with Democrats and Republicans. Stuber is new to politics, which he calls a positive. He promises to bring a different perspective and fresh ideas for preventing fraud and waste.
Chuck Stuber, R 49.98%
Beth Wood, D (i) 50.02%
2,702 of 2,704 precincts reporting.