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Indiana voters elect Treasurer of the State, Indiana State Auditor

Indiana voters elected the Treasurer of the State and the Indiana State Auditor Tuesday night.

Treasurer of State

Republican Daniel Elliot has been elected Treasurer of State, beating Democratic opponent Jessica McClellan with 62.0% of the vote. The race was called by the Associated Press with 70.04% of the votes counted. 

“Republicans have a message that matters,” Elliot said. “A message that Hoosiers are responding to.” 

Elliot owns his own software company. He has held public service roles as chairman of the Morgan County Republican Party, president of the Morgan County Redevelopment Commission and a former Morgan County councilman, according to his campaign website.  

Key issues in Elliot’s campaign included promoting economic development, defending against cyberattacks and ensuring government transparency.

Indiana State Auditor

Republican Tera Klutz has been reelected as Indiana State Auditor, winning with 61.1% of the vote. The Associated Press called the race with 68.81% of the vote counted. She’s the 57th State Auditor and the first certified public accountant to hold the position. 

Klutz told the IDS that, as auditor, she manages the Indiana Transparency Portal to provide an easily accessible look into Indiana’s finances and most recently helped deliver automatic taxpayer refund checks to over 1.5 million Hoosiers. She previously served as Allen County Auditor and was named Auditor of the Year by the Indiana Auditor’s Association. 

Klutz’s priorities as auditor include accuracy, transparency, customer service and reducing opportunities for fraud.  

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