(Denver) – Rep. Su Ryden (D-Aurora) has been appointed to the Legislative Audit Committee, the General Assembly’s fiscal watchdog.

“Su’s extensive business experience and familiarity with accounting practices make her ideally qualified for the Audit Committee,” said House Democratic Leader Mark Ferrandino (D-Denver), who nominated Rep. Ryden. She was formally appointed on Thursday by Speaker Frank McNulty (R-Highlands Ranch).

“It’s an honor to be one of the eight legislators selected for this key committee,” Rep. Ryden said. “Our job is to guard against waste, fraud and abuse of state revenues, and I’m dedicated to making sure our taxpayer dollars are spent wisely and prudently.”

Rep. Ryden replaces Rep. Joe Miklosi (D-Denver), who is not seeking re-election. “Continuity is important on the Audit Committee, so this is a good time to make the change,” Rep. Ferrandino said.

The Legislative Audit Committee’s next hearing begins Monday, June 4. On the agenda is a report from State Auditor Dianne Ray on the causes of the state Division of Wildlife’s failure to account for $32.4 million in spending between 2006 and 2010.

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