Currently serving as Indiana’s 56th Auditor of State, Suzanne Crouch has extensive experience in local and state government having previously served as a State Representative for Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties, a Vanderburgh County Commissioner and as Vanderburgh County Auditor. At every level, and in every role, she has been a conservative leader and responsible steward of taxpayer dollars.
As Auditor of State, she is the Chief Financial Officer for the State of Indiana. Her office accounts for Indiana’s $31 billion biennium budget and pays state employees and vendors. This role is critical to Indiana’s economic climate and growth because the timely payment of bills is a major factor for the credit rating agencies in assessing our state’s credit. In fact, Indiana’s AAA credit rating has helped lead businesses operating in Indiana to expand and out-of-state businesses to relocate here. The Auditor of State’s office also serves as the State of Indiana’s customer service window to County and City governments.
During her time as a State Representative, Suzanne served as Vice-Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee where she helped craft a structurally balanced budget and the largest state tax cut in Indiana history.
Suzanne was born in Evansville, Indiana. She graduated from Purdue University and, four years after college, met her husband Larry Downs. Together they have a grown daughter, Courtney.
A photo of Suzanne is available here.