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|51st Auditor General of Pennsylvania|
|Assumed office |
January 15, 2013
|Preceded by||Jack Wagner|
|Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives|
from the 95th district
January 2, 2007 – January 15, 2013
|Preceded by||Stephen Stetler|
|Succeeded by||Kevin Schreiber|
|Born||August 3, 1971|
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Education||College of Wooster (BA)|
University of Pittsburgh (MPA)
Widener University (JD)
Eugene Anthony DePasquale (born August 3, 1971) is a Democratic politician who is serving as the Pennsylvania Auditor General. From 2007 to 2013, he served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing the York County-based 95th district. DePasquale announced in spring 2011 that he would seek the office of Pennsylvania Auditor General in the 2012 election. He defeated Republican state representative John A. Maher in the November 6 general election. In the 2016 election, DePasquale was reelected auditor general with 50.0% of the votes, defeating Republican John Brown.
Early life and education
A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, DePasquale graduated from Central Catholic High School and received a bachelor's degree from the College of Wooster. He later earned an M.P.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and a J.D. from Widener University School of Law.
DePasquale is the grandson of Eugene "Jeep" DePasquale, who served in the Pittsburgh City Council between 1971 and 1989.
From 2003 to 2006, DePasquale served as deputy secretary for community revitalization and local government support of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
When incumbent state representative Steve Stetler resigned from his seat and withdrew from the ballot during the 2006 elections, DePasquale announced his intent to replace him. The York County Democratic Party selected him as their replacement nominee in August, and he defeated Republican nominee Karen Emenheiser 58.3% to 41.7%. His legislative district included all of the city of York, Spring Garden Township, part of West Manchester Township, and the boroughs of North York and West York.
In April 2011, DePasquale announced that he would be running for State Auditor General in 2012 to succeed incumbent Jack Wagner, who was term-limited. DePasquale made Marcellus Shale drilling a central issue of his campaign, and promised to order an immediate performance audit of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to ensure the state's water supply had not been compromised by drilling. He defeated Republican state representative John Maher in the fall general election. Both Maher and DePasquale were concurrently re-elected unopposed to their seats in the state house.
DePasquale resigned his seat in the state house on January 15, 2013, and was sworn-in as auditor general later that day. He became the first person from York County to assume statewide elected office since George Leader was elected governor in 1954. DePasquale launched an audit of the Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) water programs related to the development of the state's shale gas reserves. Results of that audit showed DEP was unprepared to effectively administer laws and regulations to protect drinking water and unable to efficiently respond to citizen complaints.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives 95th District Election, 2006|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives 95th District Election, 2008|
|Democratic||Eugene DePasquale (inc.)||17,887||75.07|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives 95th District Election, 2010|
|Democratic||Eugene DePasquale (inc.)||9,832||100.00|
|Pennsylvania Auditor Election, 2012|
|Libertarian||Elizabeth Betsy Summers||210,876||3.84|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives 95th District Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Eugene DePasquale (inc.)||16,804||83.04|
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- "Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General -Auditor General DePasquale Initiates Audit to Ensure Safe Drinking Water". www.paauditor.gov. Retrieved 2017-10-19.
- "Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General -Auditor General DePasquale Says Rapid Shale Gas Development Outpaced DEP's Ability to Oversee Industry, Protect Water Quality". www.paauditor.gov. Retrieved 2017-10-19.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Eugene DePasquale.|
- Auditor General Eugene DePasquale official biography
- Eugene DePasquale for Auditor General official campaign website
- Profile at Vote Smart
- Follow the Money – Eugene DePasquale
- 2006 campaign contributions
- Appearances on C-SPAN
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives|
| Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
for the 95th district
|Party political offices|
| Democratic nominee for Auditor General of Pennsylvania
| Auditor General of Pennsylvania