Auditor Suzanne Bump Endorses Chris Dempsey to Be the Commonwealth’s Next State Auditor

“I have listened carefully to the statements of the two Democratic candidates. They could not be more divergent, and I have concluded that Chris Dempsey is the best choice to be the next State Auditor.”

– Auditor Suzanne Bump

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Chris is proud to be endorsed by Auditor Suzanne Bump, who has been the Commonwealth’s Auditor since first being elected in 2010. Auditor Bump has also served as a State Representative and Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development for Governor Deval Patrick. Here is what Auditor Bump has to say in her letter to Convention Delegates about Chris and her decision to endorse his candidacy:

I have decided to endorse Chris Dempsey for State Auditor, and I urge you to support his candidacy.

In the year since I announced I would not seek re-election, I have watched the race to succeed me unfold, and I have listened carefully to the statements of the two Democratic candidates. They could not be more divergent, and I have concluded that Chris Dempsey is best suited by his dedication to public service, his understanding of the role of the State Auditor, his knowledge as a government executive, his role in policy-making, and his vision for the future to be an effective State Auditor who will sustain this Office as a national leader in government accountability.

You know how seriously I have embraced the role since my election in 2010. Scrupulous adherence to government auditing standards, the introduction of new data analytic tools, and a dedication to making government work better have won the Office national awards. More importantly, they have enabled us to identify more than $1.5 billion dollars worth of questionable spending and contractor fraud and have brought about improvements in government accountability and service in areas including criminal justice, equal access to government programs, the protection of children in foster care, housing and care for veterans, and the MassHealth program.

Bump: “Chris has indisputably demonstrated his understanding that while the office has specific legal and constitutional boundaries it can still be a powerful force for good government and creative policy development and oversight.”

Chris has indisputably demonstrated his understanding that while the office has specific legal and constitutional boundaries it can still be a powerful force for good government and creative policy development and oversight. Chris is a proven watchdog for the public interest. He has already saved Massachusetts residents billions of dollars by questioning the financial assumptions behind the bid to bring the Olympics to Boston in 2024, an effort that put him at odds with powerful political and business interests.

Chris’s executive leadership in the Patrick-Murray administration and as an advocate for more sustainable and effective transportation gives him a wealth of experience in policy-making and government operations. Chris is a true progressive, whose positions and voting record contrast sharply with those of the other Democratic candidate in the race.

Lastly, Chris’s personal integrity means that every audit will represent a tool to improve state government, not a weapon to take down an individual or institution or grab a gratuitous headline.

Please vote for Chris.

Suzanne Bump

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Auditor Bump’s Career Highlights:

  • First elected as State Auditor in 2010. First woman to serve as State Auditor in the history of Massachusetts
  • Secretary of Labor & Workforce Development for Governor Deval Patrick, 2007-2009
  • State Representative, 1985-1993
  • Began her career as a legislative aide at the State House
  • Graduate of Boston College and Suffolk University Law School
Auditor Suzanne Bump

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