Statement as issued Monday by the office of Gov. Mike Pence:
INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Mike Pence today announced Representative Suzanne Crouch as Auditor of State for Indiana. She will complete the term held by Dwayne Sawyer which runs through 2014.
“Suzanne Crouch has a lifetime of experience and a heart for public service,” said Governor Pence. “Suzanne’s fiscal leadership in the Indiana General Assembly, her distinguished public career in local government, and financial background will be valuable assets to our state.”
Crouch served two terms as the Auditor of Vanderburgh County, and was president of the Vanderburgh County Board of Commissioners. She was elected to the Indiana General Assembly in 2005 and serves as Vice Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
The Auditor of the State has four primary duties: accounting for all of the state’s funds; overseeing and disbursing county, city, town and school tax distributions; paying the state’s bills; and paying the state’s employees.
Crouch received her degree from Purdue University. She is married to Larry Downs, and they have one daughter.
Erin Sheridan, the Chief of Staff for the Office of the Auditor, is serving as Auditor on an interim basis until January 2, 2014.