Franchot raises the profile of state comptroller’s duties

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Future comptrollers likely will bring more changes to the office, but it remains to be seen if any would be as vocal on general issues as Mr. Franchot.

“I think it’s important enough to stick to the financial,” Mr. Barve said. “There’s more than enough to opine on.”

Mr. Franchot is the first comptroller is memory who appears poised to use the position as a springboard to higher office, but Mr. Eberly said the job has qualities that could attract similar candidates in the future.

“The comptroller sits on [the Board of Public Works] and actually has real power,” he said. “It’s a post that can have its profile expanded.”

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