Lincoln Club Endorses Eric Woolery for Orange County Auditor-Controller
May 19, 2014
(NEWPORT BEACH, CA) - The Lincoln Club of Orange County, one of the state's most respected conservative leadership organizations has endorsed Eric Woolery for Orange County Auditor-Controller.
"Eric is the consummate professional -- a CPA with a long track record of professional and personal success as a financial manager and advisor. Beyond his significant accomplishments as an Auditor and Controller, he has successfully navigated his 700-employee department through the recent financial crisis while maintaining service levels without tax increases," Lincoln Club President Wayne Lindholm said. "This kind of skill demonstrates that he is exactly the right person to keep watch over Orange County's finances on behalf of the taxpayer."
The Lincoln Club endorsement is one of the most sought-after in the county. The club selected Woolery from a field of five candidates vying for the position. The Auditor- Controller's office is currently managed by an appointee of the County Board of Supervisors but has not had an elected Auditor-Controller for more than two years since David Sundstrom resigned.
Eric Woolery is a CPA and successful owner/manager of a large accounting firm and currently the top administrative and financial head of a large public agency overseeing more than 700 employees and a department budget of $108 million.
He is the only candidate for Auditor/Controller with direct experience in both the private and public sector. He is committed to providing Orange County taxpayers with the independent oversight required to make government open and accountable to the people.
He has lived in Orange County most of his life and attended Lutheran High School of Orange County and Cal State Fullerton. He and his wife Lisa have two children and reside in Orange.