State Auditor Douglas R. Hoffer, J.D.
Doug Hoffer of Burlington was first elected State Auditor in 2012. He was born September 3, 1951 in New Rochelle, New York and raised in Norwalk, Connecticut. He has also lived in the Berkshires, Central Florida, Baltimore, and Los Angeles. Doug was educated at Williams College (B.A.) and SUNY Buffalo School of Law (J.D., Magna Cum Laude).
Doug came to Vermont in 1988 to work in Burlington’s Community & Economic Development Office. He left City Hall in 1993 and was a self-employed policy analyst for 19 years. A partial list of clients includes the Peace & Justice Center (The Job Gap Study), Vermont State Auditor, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (Farm to Plate), Vermont State Employees Association, Vermont State Treasurer (Economically Targeted Investments), City of Burlington, Burlington Electric Department (Performance Reports), Public Assets Institute, Yellow Wood Associates, Good Jobs First, Ben & Jerry’s, and City Market.
Over the years, Doug provided considerable pro bono policy guidance to legislators dealing with economic development and related tax policies, the livable wage, and the benefits of strategic import substitution.
In 1994, Doug was appointed by the Mayor and City Council to the Burlington Electric Commission, which oversees the municipal electric utility. He served for six years, including five years as Chair
Deputy State Auditor Andrew Stein
Andrew Stein was appointed Deputy State Auditor in late 2018.
He previously served as the Research Economist for the Vermont Agency of Administration’s Department of Taxes. In that role, he evaluated the economic and financial impacts of current and proposed policies as well as estimated, forecasted, and analyzed state revenues. Andrew designed and implemented public policies, worked across state government on a range of initiatives, informed the legislative process, coordinated department-wide efforts, aided in the creation of state budgets, and provided business solutions for the Department.
Prior to his work at the Tax Department, Andrew served the Vermont State Auditor’s Office as its Special Investigator, leading special investigations and providing detailed analysis for the State’s government accountability office. His work focused on issues of government efficiency, public return on investment, consumer protection, market fairness, public access to information, and health care reform. He is a former journalist, a former Fulbright Research Fellow, and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. A graduate of Kenyon College, Andrew also previously served on the Vermont Supreme Court’s Board of Bar Examiners and currently serves as a Director on the Montpelier Roxbury School Board.