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Florida's First Female Auditor General Gets Sworn In

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Florida Channel

Florida has a new Auditor General. Newly sworn-in Sherrill Norman is the first female in the role.

Kathy Dubose is the coordinator for the Joint Legislative Auditing Committee. It selected Sherrill Norman as the new Auditor General, after her predecessor David Martin announced his retirement.

“Ms. Norman is now our sixth Auditor General and the first female,” said Dubose. during Wednesday's swearing in ceremony. “She has been employed by the Auditor General’s office for the last 25 years and for almost the last three years she has served as the Deputy Auditor General.”

Representative Dan Raulerson (R-Plant City) serves as the alternating chair of the Joint Legislative Auditing Committee. He gave high praise to Norman.

“You can have great leadership ability, great organizational skills, but in this office, what’s the most important thing that’s the bedrock of what all of us do in this business is integrity, and it comes out of that lady right there,” said Raulerson.

And, Norman says she’s excited.

“It is a tremendous honor and privilege to assume the position of Auditor General and to lead this great organization,” said Norman. “We serve as the state’s independent auditor, and are assigned the mission of promoting accountability and stewardship and taxpayer resources for our state and local governments. We evaluate the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of government programs and activities and recommend ways to improve our government’s operations.”

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Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.