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  As she leaves auditor's office, Crit Luallen plans a break, then another run
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Last EditedCOSDem  Nov 14, 2011 04:11pm
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News DateMonday, November 14, 2011 10:10:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionIt is rare for voters to want a politician — especially a Kentucky politician — to stay in office beyond the term limit. But I have heard many people wish aloud that Crit Luallen could be state auditor for life.

The comments weren't meant to be critical of Adam Edelen or John T. Kemper III, the Republican whom Edelen defeated in Tuesday's election to succeed Luallen, a Democrat, who must leave after two four-year terms.

Those people were just acknowledging the outstanding job Luallen has done rooting out corruption and financial mismanagement in state and local government. She raised the bar high for future auditors.

"I believe this office has brought a new level of accountability to the oversight of public dollars," Luallen said in an interview last week. "And I think that has extended beyond just the folks who have been the target of our audits."
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