I’m running for Multnomah County auditor because it will allow me to do what I’ve done for 30 years – protect the public interest.

Good auditors are good watchdogs, ensuring tax dollars are well spent. Good auditors are champions of the underdog. They ensure that our neighbors in greatest need get housing, healthcare, or other help. Good auditors are also fearless. They hold elected officials accountable – and challenge them when necessary.

I’m proud that my track record as a public watchdog – including 25 years outside government – earned me primary endorsements from The OregonianWillamette Week, The Skanner, and The Tribune, as well as a “green light” approval rating from the Basic Rights Oregon Equality PAC for my commitment to justice and equality. My supporters include five former Multnomah County auditors – four of them women.

I earned this support for one reason: I deliver results.

As an auditor, I’ve tackled controversial topics such as foster care, public assistance, and state collection of delinquent debt – work that that has changed policies and improved services. As a former newspaper reporter, I exposed government corruption, lax oversight, and program inequities in education, environmental protection, tax collection, government contracting and more.

Please use this site to learn more about me and why I’m running for Multnomah County auditor. And please consider supporting my campaign. I am not accepting contributions from any special interests or gifts over $500. Auditors must be independent. To win in November, (Multnomah County Elections) I need everyday voters like you to help – with donations, endorsements, volunteer hours, social media mentions, and, of course, votes.

Thanks for visiting, and please vote on November 6.

Scott Learn