What's a comptroller?
The comptroller serves as the people's advocate and acts as their independent fiscal watch dog. Elliott has insisted upon "best practices" to ensure an efficient government that is responsive to the needs of its citizens by taking on the tough issues of fraud and abuse of taxpayers' dollars. Elliott and his team of auditors, accountants and examiners inspect the operations of the county’s departments, offices and functions and report wrong doing, questionable practices and waste. Beyond the realm of dollars and cents, Elliott also proposed a standard of ethical behavior for those who serve in government, so important in these times when many elected officials are coming under scrutiny and even facing arrest.