Legislative Audit Commission reappoints Jim Nobles as Legislative Auditor

The Legislative Audit Commission (LAC) met today and reappointed Jim Nobles as Legislative Auditor for another 6-year term. The LAC also confirmed Chris Buse and Judy Randall as Deputy Auditors.

“We are grateful for Jim Nobles’ reputable leadership in his position as Legislative Auditor,” said Senator Koran (R-North Branch), Vice Chair of the LAC. “He has proven his dedication to guaranteeing taxpayers receive the best value from our state agencies. We are thankful for his willingness to serve another term.”

“Jim Nobles has an impeccable reputation,” said Senator Michelle Benson (R-Ham Lake). “Minnesota is fortunate that he will continue holding government agencies accountable for another six years, including and especially the Department of Human Services.”

“We are confident Jim Nobles will continue his hard work rooting out the mismanagement that has permeated our state agencies,” added Senator Mary Kiffmeyer (R-Big Lake). “His persistence has revealed instances of fraud, waste, and abuse that may have otherwise never come to light. Because of his efforts, the legislature is now in a better position to make the essential changes to restore order to our state agencies.”

The Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA) is tasked with auditing the state budget, programs, agencies, and constitutional offices. Nobles will oversee the two divisions of the OLA: the Financial Audit Division, and the Program Evaluation Division, which are led by Buse and Randall, respectively. The reports submitted by the OLA provide useful feedback and accountability for the legislature and the public to learn about spending and effectiveness of state government programs.