Audit Staff

John Hutzler,
Washington County Auditor
CIA, CGAP, CCSA, JD Law, BS, Mathematics, BA Psychology

John was elected Washington County Auditor in May 2010 and was sworn into office in January 2011.  He was elected to a third four-year term in 2018 and is running for re-election in the May 2022 Primary.

John has over 25 years of audit experience in government and private sector organizations, including the Multnomah County Auditor's Office, the City of Portland Audit Services, the Oregon Departments of Transportation, Health and Human Services and Education, Kaiser Permanente Health Plans, and Wells Fargo Bank.  With Multnomah County he led an audit of Roadway Capital Projects that won the Association of Local Government Auditor's (ALGA) 1999 Best Audit Award.  In May 2015 he received a second ALGA Knighton Award for his audit of Jail Healthcare in Washington County.

From 1991 to 1996 John served as Washington County's Justice Planning Coordinator when the County was planning the Jail, Sheriff's Offices and Community Corrections Center in downtown Hillsboro.  He has over 17 years experience in Washington County government.

John holds a law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh Law School, and bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Mathematics from Carnegie-Mellon University.

John is a Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Government Auditing Professional.  He holds a Charter Certificate in Control Self-Assessment and an Accreditation in Internal Quality Assurance.  John is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA).  He is a recipient of the IIA William S. Smith Award. John has served on IIA and ALGA peer review teams, assessing audit shops across the country for compliance with auditing standards.