The bipartisan Legislative Audit Commission has voted 11-1 to recommend State Rep. Frank Mautino of Spring Valley be named the state’s next auditor general.
If approved by the General Assembly, Mautino would replace William Holland, who has held the position since 1992 and plans to retire in December.
The Auditor General is a constitutional officer charged with reviewing the obligation, expenditure, receipt and use of public funds. The full General Assembly must still approve the appointment by three-fifths votes of both the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Legislature is next scheduled to be in Springfield Oct. 20.