Mike Harmon
Mike Harmon

“It has been a privilege serving as Auditor for the past three years and working every day to lead an office dedicated to making government more effective, efficient, and ethical. There is always more work to be done, and I look forward to continuing our efforts to increase transparency and accountability at all levels of government.” —Mike Harmon

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“When I first came into the Auditor’s office I told our staff I didn’t want to hear that they had targeted anyone or given anyone a pass, I just wanted them to follow the data.” —Mike Harmon

Mike is seeking a second term as Kentucky's Auditor of Public Accounts. He is dedicated to continuing the work he has started to make government more effective, efficient, and ethical. We need a fearsome watchdog in this position – and Mike is ready to lead the charge protecting our residents against all forms of taxpayer abuse and negligence.

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Kentucky Law Enforcement Foundation Program Fund

Auditor Mike Harmon’s office released a report on the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) and its management of the KLEFPF (Kentucky Law Enforcement Foundation Program Fund). This report details troubling mismanagement, including contracts awarded to third parties that were later discovered to have insider connections to DOCJT department employees. The report also notes … Continued

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Kentucky Retirement Sytems

Auditor Mike Harmon’s office audited the financial statement of the Kentucky Retirement Systems (KRS) for Fiscal Year 2018. The audit details failures to resolve millions of dollars of employee overpayments, as well as the waiver by KRS of more than $100,000 in late payments. Auditor Harmon also found that KRS was not following generally accepted … Continued

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Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

Auditor Mike Harmon’s office conducted a special examination report detailing 11 findings on The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. The findings include a determination that the agency is neither transparent nor accountable with public funds. One of the more alarming findings include the use of the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Foundation – a … Continued

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University of Louisville Foundation

Auditor Mike Harmon’s office examined the governance of the University of Louisville Foundation, as well as its relationship to the University of Louisville. A gross lack of cooperation by the University’s prior administration delayed the report, which details violated bylaws, unapproved salary increases, and dysfunctional governing. The report concludes that ineffective governance between the Foundation … Continued

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KentuckyWired

A special examination by Kentucky Auditor Mike Harmon’s office of KentuckyWired, the statewide broadband project announced in 2014, finds that taxpayers will be on the hook for almost $1.5 billion over 30 years for the project. That is among nine findings detailed in Auditor Harmon’s examination of the Kentucky Communications Network Authority (KCNA) and KentuckyWired. … Continued

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Press Conference by Auditor Mike Harmon on the release of his office's Special Examination of the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) on July 12, 2018.

Posted by Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts on Thursday, July 12, 2018
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Historic Examination of Kentucky Court Operations

Auditor Mike Harmon’s office completed a historic examination detailing 20 findings on the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC). Among the dozens of concerns identified by Harmon, the report recommends a complete re-writing of all AOC internal policies and procedures. This is the first time in AOC’s history that it has received a comprehensive external … Continued

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