DePasquale re-elected as state auditor general

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced that an eight-month review of the state’s backlogged rape kits has shown inadequate communication to local law enforcement agencies, errors in the Department of Health’s report of kits, and resource shortages that could lead to delayed justice for rape victims.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is being returned to the job to serve four more years as Pennsylvania’s fiscal watchdog.

The Democratic incumbent bested three challengers Tuesday to head an office with more than 400 employees and a budget of more than $50 million.

The agency keeps tabs on state spending and recommends changes to how government agencies operate.

Auditor general has been a political launching pad in recent years. The last three people elected to hold the position all later ran for higher office.

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