|Name||A. Joseph DeNucci|
|Address||119 Warwick Rd. |
Newton, Massachusetts , United States
|| August 30, 1939
|Died||September 08, 2017
Sep 09, 2017 01:37am
|Info||Joe DeNucci of Newton has been Auditor of the Commonwealth since 1987. As State Auditor, he has protected and enhanced the financial resources of the Commonwealth and has made state government more accountable and more responsive to the public. His audits have identified more than $2 billion in cost saving and revenue enhancement opportunities, unallowable and unnecessary expenditures, and uncollected revenue. Auditor DeNucci?s primary responsibility is to make sure that public funds are spent legally, wisely, and for the purposes intended. |
Before being elected State Auditor, Joe DeNucci served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives for 10 years. For six years, he was House Chairman of the Joint Committee on Human Services and Elderly Affairs, where he earned a reputation for compassion and concern for the young, the old and those most in need of services from government. His accomplishments included laws to fight child abuse and neglect, establishing a foster care review system, providing better nutrition for children, fighting homelessness and preventing abuse of the elderly.
Auditor DeNucci currently serves as chairman of the State Inspector General's Council, as chairman of the Municipal Finance Oversight Board, as vice-chairman of the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission, and as a member of the State Comptroller's Advisory Board, the Teacher's Retirement Board, and the School Building Assistance Advisory Board. He is the state designee to, and past chairman of, the New England Intergovernmental Audit Forum, and is a member of the Association of Government Accountants.
Prior to his election to public office, Joe DeNucci was a well known professional boxer. In 1956, while a 16-year-old high school junior, he was a Golden Gloves champion. The following year, while still in high school, he turned professional. Throughout his career, he was ranked among the world?s top middleweights. At the closing ceremonies of the old Boston Garden, it was announced that Joe DeNucci has the most bouts in the history of that storied building.
Joe and his wife Barbara have five children and 11 grandchildren.