Findings and Trends in Audits
10:05 AM - 10:55 AM Wed
John Dougall was elected State Auditor November 6, 2012 and took office January 7, 2013. Mr. Dougall believes the Office of State Auditor should provide Utah taxpayers and government officials with an independent assessment of financial operation, statutory compliance, and performance management for state and local government. Prior to becoming State Auditor, Mr. Dougall served 10 years as a member of the Utah House of Representatives, ultimately serving as the House Vice Chair of Executive Appropriations. Mr Dougall has a long history of challenging bloated government programs and questioning heavily-funded agencies that could be doing more with less. He is a champion of tax reform, transparent government, performance management, and fiscal responsibility. He served in various leadership positions, including the chair of the House Revenue & Taxation standing committee, chair of the House Ethics standing committee, and the co-chair of the Health & Human Services Appropriations subcommittee. In addition to his political activities, Mr. Dougall has a long career in the technology sector, working for large companies and small start-ups, in an array of management and technical positions. Mr. Dougall received his Master of Business Administration degree from Brigham Young University in 2000. He also has a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, both from Brigham Young University.