New county auditor appointed by district judges

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Linda Riggs of McKinney has been appointed by the Collin County District Judges as the county auditor. Ms. Riggs has been the interim county auditor since April. Prior to that, she served as the First Assistant County Auditor for nearly six years. Ms. Riggs has worked in the Collin County Auditor's Office since 2001.

Ms. Riggs leads an office of 31 assistant auditors and support staff charged with oversight of all financial accounting and reporting activities for the county, oversight of fee and revenue collections, administration of internal controls for county finances, performance of regular audits of county departments, and with oversight of county grants.

The position of county auditor is decided by the District Judges pursuant to Chapter 84 of the Local Government Code. The eleven judges were unanimous in their selection of Ms. Riggs. 

Judge Benjamin Smith, Presiding Judge of the 380th Judicial District Court and the Local Administrative District Judge for Collin County, administered Ms. Riggs' oath of office in his courtroom on Sept. 11.