Arkansas State Auditor

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Auditor of State

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Andrea Lea

since January 2015
Style The Honorable
Term length Four years
Constituting instrument Arkansas Constitution, Amendment 63, Article 6
Precursor Territorial Auditor
Arkansaw Territory
Formation 1836
First holder Elias N. Conway
Succession Statewide election
Salary $85,000

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The current State Auditor is Andrea Lea, who took office in 2015.

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List of Arkansas State Auditors

Prior to Amendment 63 in 1982, the term length for constitutional offices in Arkansas, including Auditor, was two years.

Term Name Party Notes
18361841 Elias N. Conway [1]
1841 A. Boileau [1]
18411849 Elias N. Conway [1]
18491855 C.C. Danley [1]
18551857 A.S. Huey [1]
18571860 William Read Miller [1]
18601861 H.C. Lowe [1]
18611864 William Read Miller [1]
18641866 J.R. Berry Republican [1]
18661868 William Read Miller Republican [1]
18681873 J.R. Berry Republican [1]
18731874 Stephen Wheeler Republican [1]
18741877 William Read Miller Democratic [1]
18771883 John Crawford Democratic [1]
18831887 A.W. Files Democratic [1]
18871887 William Read Miller Democratic [1]
18871893 W.S. Dunlop Democratic [1]
18931897 C.B. Mills Democratic [1]
18971901 Clay Sloan Democratic [1]
19011905 T.C. Monroe Democratic [1]
19051909 Avery E. Moore Democratic [1]
19091912 John R. Jobe Democratic [1]
19121913 John M. Oathout Democratic [1]
19131915 L.L. Coffman Democratic [1]
19151917 M.F. Dickinson [1]
19171921 Hogan Oliver Democratic [1]
19211925 James Guy Tucker Democratic [1]
19251929 J. Carrol Cone Democratic [1]
19291935 J. Oscar Humphrey Democratic [1]
19351937 Charles E. Parker Democratic [1]
19371956 J. Oscar Humphrey Democratic [1]
1956 F. Nolan Humphrey [1]
19571979 James Herbert "Jimmie Red" Jones Democratic [2]
19791981 Jimmie Lou Fisher Democratic [1]
19811995 Julia Hughes Jones Democratic [3]
19952003 Gus Wingfield Democratic [4]
20032011 Jim Wood Democratic [5] [6]
20112015 Charlie Daniels Democrat
2015present Andrea Lea Republican

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