Delaware State Auditor Candidate Lydia York discusses campaign
DOVER, Del. – Democratic nominee for Delaware State Auditor, Lydia York tells us she’s running to implement change to the Auditor of Accounts Office.
York says she’s running to build a better Auditor’s Office and that she feels the office is not where it should be and that changes would be made if she’s elected.
“This office just hasn’t functioned, I think, properly or in the scheme of things for quite a while. I don’t know exactly how long, it’s kind of hard to tell,” York explained. “If we can get that working again, we can get that functionality going, I think people will see the value of this office and the importance of it as well.”
York attended the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania earning an MBA with a concentration in Finance. From there, she went on to work in corporate finance and accounting before going to law school. Now, over 25 years after moving to the First State, she’s running to serve as the next State Auditor.
If elected, York says her first and top priority would be the staff of the office.
“First thing I plan to do is to reassure the remaining staff that they can do their jobs without hinderance, without interference,” York explained. “I need them to do their work.”
York beat incumbent State Auditor Kathy McGuiness in the primary election. She now goes on to face Republican candidate, Janice Lorrah, in the general election set for November 8, 2022.