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14 Feb 2016
Only one candidate files for election as Portland's independent auditor
Mary Hull Caballero is poised to become the next Portland city auditor, after she was the lone person to file by Tuesdays filing deadline for the May 20 primary.
Shed replace LaVonne Griffin-Valade, who declined to seek a second term.
Caballero is a principal management auditor for Metro. She previously worked as a senior internal auditor for the Oregon Department of Transportation, executive director of Community Scholars and as a reporter for the Texas Lawyer and Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
The auditor is one of six elected city officers in Portland, along with the mayor and four city commissioners. The auditor is independent of the City Council, and conducts or oversees performance audits of city programs. The auditor leads a 50-person office that also serves as City Council clerk, manages city elections, provides hearings officers for appeals of city actions, handles complaints against the city through the City Ombudsmans Office and the Independent Police Review Division, and works on Local Improvement Districts and foreclosures of city liens on property.
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