Politics Lecture: Eugene A. DePasquale
Eugene A. DePasquale began his second term as Pennsylvania's 51st Auditor General on January 17, 2017. During his first term, Auditor General DePasquale delivered on his promise to be a tough, fair and independent fiscal watchdog for Pennsylvania taxpayers. So far, his audits have identified nearly $600 million in misspent or potentially recoverable state money including urging the state pension plans to cut another $100 million in Wall Street investment fees.
Auditor General DePasquale was born and raised in Pittsburgh, where he graduated from Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School as a member of the state championship football team. He earned his undergraduate degree from the College of Wooster in Ohio, where he played baseball and football. He went on to earn his Masters in Public Administration from the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), and his law degree from the Widener University School of Law. Before winning statewide election as Auditor General, DePasquale served three terms in the House of Representatives, where he built a proven track record of consistently working to make Pennsylvania government more ethical and open. The first member of the General Assembly to post his expenses online, he also fought for middle-class jobs, education funding and a ban on texting while driving.