R. Thomas Wagner, Jr., has the distinct honor of serving as Delaware’s Auditor of Accounts. He was first appointed to the position in 1989, to serve the unexpired term of his predecessor. He was reelected in 2014 to his record seventh four year term, continuing as Delaware’s longest serving Auditor of Accounts in State history.
He has taken a tough stance on fraud in State and local government. Since taking the helm of the Auditor’s office, he led the fight to audit all school districts and the Delaware Department of Transportation, in identifying millions of dollars in cost savings to taxpayers. As a result of his leadership, investigations forwarded to Delaware’s Attorney General’s office has resulted in a one hundred percent (100%) conviction rate of those committing fraud of taxpayer’s funds. His belief in technology has afforded him the ability to downsize his staff by thirty percent thus proving that government can do more with less.
As Delaware’s Auditor, he serves in an official capacity as a member of the Board of Pardons and the Insurance Determination Committee for the State of Delaware.
Prior to becoming State Auditor, he was a State Bank Examiner for the office of the State Bank Commissioner and a staff member of the Delaware House of Representatives. His early career also included dedicated public service in his local community where he was a two-term Mayor of Camden, Delaware.
Tom received his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of Richmond, and his MBA in Finance from Wilmington College. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) and a Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA). He continues to be active in various professional and civic organizations.