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Indiana Auditor Tera Klutz

Auditor's > About the Auditor > Biography Biography for Auditor of State Suzanne Crouch


Appointed as Indiana’s 56th State Auditor in January of 2014 and elected to that position in November 2014, Suzanne Crouch serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the State of Indiana. Auditor Crouch is a committed fiscal conservative who keeps taxpayers first, recognizing that each tax dollar is closely linked to the hard working Hoosier who earned it.

Before becoming Auditor, Crouch served as the State Representative for House District 78 which encompasses parts of Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties. She was elected to the seat in 2005, and served as the Vice Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee and on the Public Health Committee. While in the House, Crouch had several legislative accomplishments. She received the 2012 Public Policy Award from the Arc of Indiana for her work with people with disabilities and was named Legislator of the Year in 2011 by the Indiana Association of Rehabilitation Facilities.

Prior to serving in the House of Representatives, Crouch spent eight years as Auditor of Vanderburgh County. During that time, her office received its first clean bill of health in decades from the State Board of Accounts. Crouch then went on to serve as a Vanderburgh County Commissioner until joining the House. She presided as president of that body during her third year in office.

Auditor Crouch graduated from Mater Dei High School in Evansville. She then went on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree from Purdue University, majoring in Political Science. She has been married to her husband, Larry Downs, for 37 years and they have one grown daughter, Courtney.