Suzanne M. Bump is the 25th Auditor of the Commonwealth, one of six constitutional officers in Massachusetts, and the first female elected to this role in the state’s history. Auditor Bump believes that better government means government that is more effective, more efficient, more accountable and more transparent. She is determined to use the Office of the State Auditor to ensure that every dollar given to state government is a dollar well spent and that government agencies and contractors follow the rules when spending public funds. During fiscal year 2011, the Office disclosed $80 million in waste, cost savings opportunities and lost revenue enhancements. Auditor Bump has many years of leadership experience in both the public and private sectors. Prior to her election, she served in Governor Deval Patrick’s cabinet as Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development. She also served eight years in the state Legislature, representing Braintree in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.