Updated: Coleman admits she was ineligible to run for office, allowing Bramble to keep position as Auditor.
Vigo County has a newly elected County Auditor, Rebecca Coleman.
The Vigo County Auditor is:
The auditors, a Constitutional Office, must wear many hats.
The following attempts to categorize the most important duties
of the office.
The auditor serves as a secretary to the board of county
commissioners and the clerk to the county council.
The auditor has responsibility for keeping accounts and issuing
checks for the county. As a result, the board of commissioners,
the council and other officials often look to the auditor for dayto-day operational assistance, information and advice.
Coordinator of Tax Collection and Distribution
The auditor is directly responsible for preparing tax duplicates
that show the value of property and taxes assessed against each
After taxes are collected by the treasurer, the auditor distributes
them to the governmental units and agencies for which they
As a part of the tax function, the auditor must also prepare
plats that show the ownership and assessed valuation of each
parcel in each township in the county. The plats must contain
information prescribed by the Department of Local
Government Finance and must be kept current.
In keeping accounts and issuing warrants, the auditor must
develop financial analysis and cash flow projections and assist
with budget preparations. The auditor is the principal financial
officer in county government and is defined under IC 36-2-9-2
as the fiscal officer of the county.
The county auditor must also prepare and file an annual
financial report with the State Board of Accounts.
Vigo County elected Republican Rebecca Coleman to fill this job. Coleman was convicted in 1997 for Robbery and Theft and sentenced to two years for each crime to be served concurrently.
The incumbent Auditor, Jim Bramble, has asked the Democratic Party Chairman to file an appeal.
Republicans in Vigo County are encouraged to come out with STOP THE STEAL signs and protest this, according Vic Kline who says he voted a straight Republican ticket again this year, but admits he has voted in the past for a democrat or two.
“Just because she robbed before, don’t mean she’s going to rob us.” Kline stated when asked his thoughts on Coleman’s criminal conviction.