Voter's Edge California Voter Guide
Get the facts before you vote.
Brought to you by
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
Tuesday June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election
Invest in unbiased information

With your support, we can reach and inform more voters.

Donate now to spread the word.


Orange CountyCandidate for Auditor/Controller

Photo of Eric H. Woolery

Eric H. Woolery

Orange County Auditor-Controller
369,704 votes (74.3%)Winning
Use tab to activate the candidate button. Use "return" to select this candidate. You can access your list by navigating to 'My Choices'.
For more in-depth information on this candidate, follow the links for each tab in this section. For most screenreaders, you can hit Return or Enter to enter a tab and read the content within.
Candidate has provided information.
Thank candidate for sharing their information on Voter's Edge.

My Top 3 Priorities

  • As your Auditor-Controller I serve as Orange County's Taxpayer Watchdog, putting transparency in government finance first and foremost.
  • Fight fraud and wasteful spending in county government, including continuing to: stop illegal activities by employees, catch pension-funding shenanigans, and battle Sacramento's pilfering of millions from OC taxpayers.
  • Keep OC taxpayers informed, maintaining open communication and helping taxpayers to become their own government watchdogs through education and local partnerships.



Profession:Current Elected Orange County Auditor-Controller
Orange County Auditor-Controller, County of Orange — Elected position (2014–current)


Eric Woolery was elected County Auditor-Controller in June of 2014 by a historic margin of 57% in a field of five candidates and was sworn into office in January 2015. Prior to being elected Auditor-Controller, Woolery was a CPA in private practice for over 20 years. He also served as the Deputy Director of Administration for the Riverside County District Attorney's office, as elected member of the Orange County Board of Education, and as the Orange City Treasurer. Woolery also currently sits on the Audit Oversight Committee, the Treasury Oversight Committee, the Public Finance Advisory Committee, OCTA’s Taxpayer oversight committee just to name a few.

Who supports this candidate?

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

As your Auditor-Controller, I oversee Orange County’s finances. I’m a CPA, who spent most of my career in the private sector, where I successfully owned and managed several businesses through fiscal prudence and responsibility.

Since you first elected me as your Auditor-Controller four years ago:

  • We finally paid off the last of the bonds from the 1994 Orange County bankruptcy.
  • I restored independent oversight of county government by bringing the internal audit function back to my office.
  • We ensured that voters will always know the costs of Orange County ballot measures before voting on them.



As Orange County’s Taxpayer Watchdog, I:

  • Successfully fought Sacramento efforts to take millions of dollars away from Orange County taxpayers.
  • Found a $354,000 fraud committed by a drug rehab center and turned it over to the District Attorney for prosecution.
  • Exposed pension shenanigans and taxpayer-funded political mailers.
  • Discovered potentially illegal activities by County employees and helped put a stop to it.




I grew up in Orange County, graduated from Cal State Fullerton, and married my high school sweetheart. We live in Orange with our two children, who attend local public schools.

I would be honored to have your vote for another term as Orange County Auditor-Controller.



Candidate Contact Info

Who else is running?

Please share this site to help others research their voting choices.