(St. Paul, MN) -- A Minnesota attorney is looking to become the state auditor in the upcoming November General Election.
Ryan Wilson is looking to become Minnesota's State Auditor. He joined WDAY Midday to explain his motivations for running, what his first move would be in the office, and how he would make the office non-political.
"[The office's] core function is to be a watchdog for taxpayer dollars," said Wilson, "To make sure that when hard-earned money is given to the government to spend on programs, to spend on schools, spend on roads [and] bridges, that the money is going where it is supposed to go."
Wilson criticized the current state auditor for missing multiple examples of fraud, including the $100 million-dollar daycare and the $250 million-dollar "Feeding our Future" cases. He also says school districts across the state have not been audited in the last two decades.
"The auditor oversees the school districts and district funding, except the auditor's office hasn't done an audit of a school district in over 20 years,"said Wilson, "If you are not auditing school districts, it's hard to understand what is happening in them."
Wilson is running to become Minnesota's State Auditor in the upcoming November General Election. You can learn more about voting in Minnesota by clicking here.