After successful eight years as auditor, Luallen said one rock was left unturned

01/01/2012 06:39 PM

Upon finishing her two terms as state Auditor, Crit Luallen said the one area she didn’t get to thoroughly investigate was the efficiency of Kentucky’s 174 local school district administrations.

“If I had more time and more resources — staff resources — I’d love to take a look at some of the administrative costs in elementary and secondary education across the state’s local school districts,” she said.

(Watch starting at 0:15 of the video to find out what specifically she would have liked to review in education.)

Luallen has been widely praised for her work over the last eight years. In 2009, Governing Magazine named her public official of the year after her audits confirmed widespread abuse by leaders of the Kentucky Association of Counties, Kentucky League of Cities and Bluegrass Airport. Al Cross, the University of Kentucky professor and former Courier-Journal political writer, devoted half of his Thanksgiving weekend column to Luallen’s accomplishments.

Luallen (starting at 3:30 of the video) also talked about the advice she is giving to her successor, Adam Edelen, who will be sworn in Monday.

For instance, she said the job isn’t always about generating “negative headlines.”

Luallen also talked about party politics, saying she has “never felt more positive about the Democratic Party” than now. Find out why starting at 7:20 of the video.


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