FORT WAYNE (AP) — Indiana Gov.-elect Eric Holcomb on Monday announced that he has chosen GOP Allen County auditor Tera Klutz to be the next state auditor.
Klutz will be the first certified public accountant to be Indiana auditor, the top official in charge of paying the state’s bills and accounting for state money, according to Holcomb’s office. Holcomb, a Republican, needed to choose a new state auditor because current Auditor Suzanne Crouch was elected as Holcomb’s running mate to be lieutenant governor.
Holcomb said he chose Klutz because she has served in a similar job in one of Indiana’s largest counties.
“Tera Klutz, with her years of experience as a county auditor and as a certified public accountant, is ready to immediately assume the duties of Indiana’s chief financial officer,” said Holcomb.
Klutz will be sworn in on Jan. 9 along with Holcomb, Crouch and other statewide officials at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.
Klutz has been Allen County auditor since 2010 and previously was the county’s chief deputy auditor. She is president-elect of the Indiana Auditors’ Association.