Luzerne County Controller
Term: Four years, starting Jan. 6, 2014
Election date: Nov. 5
Duties: The controller is the “independent watchdog over county fiscal and management activities,” according to the county’s home rule charter.
In addition to monitoring and examining county government operations, the controller has authority to conduct audits of any county department, authority, board or commission. The controller has latitude to conduct a wide range of reviews, including fiscal, performance, management, contract and compliance audits.
These audits must be conducted in accordance with recognized government auditing standards.