Democrat for Delaware Auditor of Accounts
Each candidate was asked to respond to three questions.
1. What are the top issues you will address in your campaign and what are your plans for moving those issues forward?
Ms. Davies will ensure objective fact-based results that support the public interest, not special interests, by providing independent evaluations of government programs. Ms. Davies will support open government and work to:
•Eliminate consistent non-compliance, fraud, waste, and practices that undermine a culture of open government.
•Establish audit goals and objectives based on communicated criteria.
•Follow-up and report on audit findings and recommendations.
•Work with the State’s internal auditors and oversight bodies to support improvement in operating controls in agencies and departments.
•Provide training to identify and correct non-compliance.
•Implement proactive approach for improving government processes including those at the Auditor of Accounts.
2. What makes you uniquely qualified for the political office you seek?
Ms. Davies is a career government auditor and investigator with the professional knowledge, judgement, and experience to provide active leadership as the Auditor of Accounts. She is a certified government auditor and has extensive experience conducting various types of engagements that identify fraud, cost savings, and recommendations for improving government. Ms. Davies has been active in professional committees working towards government audit quality, ensuring accountability, and expanding the use of performance audits.
3. What community groups are you involved with and in what capacity?
Ms. Davies has consistently volunteered her time to conduct training for various not-for-profits striving to prevent fraud and develop sound fiscal practices including support to Delaware Volunteer Fire Companies, Tax Ditches, and Municipalities.
Profession/employment: Independent State Government Auditing including Delaware Auditor of Accounts
# of years employed: 25+ years
Education: Bachelor of Science, Professional Accountancy from Pennsylvania State University, Certified Public Accountant – PA, Certified Government Professional, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner, and Certified Government Financial Manager
Political experience: First Candidacy