Ken Martin on State Auditor Situation

“This weekend, DFLers from across the state endorsed State Auditor Rebecca Otto for reelection. In her service to our state, Auditor Otto has been recognized nationally for her work. She is president of the National State Auditors Association. The three-term Auditor was named one of the 15 most influential professionals in government auditing by the Institute of Internal Auditors. The 180,000-member worldwide organization of the auditing profession praised Auditor Otto for her ‘leadership, courage, and integrity.’ And in 2009, Auditor Otto received the national Excellence in Accountability award.

“Although he was a one-time House DFL leader, Matt Entenza has a history of running in DFL primaries. His last-minute filing is an insult to the hard-working DFLers he has to win over.

“The DFL takes the endorsements of its candidates seriously and will put the full weight of its Party resources behind Auditor Otto’s candidacy. I am confident that she will prevail in the primary and general election.”