How to Contact Us

Due to the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19, we may not be able to respond to inquiries immediately. Sacramento and surrounding cities and counties have been advised to shelter in place when possible. In response to advice from public health experts and for the safety of our employees, we have implemented a short-term voluntary emergency telework program where appropriate and are working with only a small number of employees in the office to ensure social distancing. We will try to respond to inquiries as quickly as possible, but due to the current situation, we may be unable to respond quickly. We believe in government transparency and will do our very best, but we ask for your patience and understanding as the world grapples with rapidly changing emergency events.


California State Auditor
621 Capitol Mall
Suite 1200
Sacramento, California 95814

Phone Number: (916) 445-0255
General Fax: (916) 327-0019
Executive Office Fax: (916) 323-0913
TTY: (916) 445-0033

Legislative Contact: Paul Navarro (916) 445-0255
Press Contact: Margarita Fernández (916) 445-0255 x343
Information Privacy Officer: Heather Kendrick (916) 445-0255 x394
Information Security Officer: Jeremy Evans (916) 445-0255 x440
Accessibility Contact: Margarita Fernández (916) 445-0255 x343

Recruiting Information: (800) 555-5207

Whistleblower Hotline

(800) 952-5665
(916) 322-2603 (Fax)

Executive Management

Elaine M. Howle, California State Auditor
John Billington, Chief Deputy State Auditor
Paul Navarro, Chief Deputy State Auditor, Operations
Margarita Fernández, Chief, Public Affairs and Quality Assurance
Stephanie Ramirez-Ridgeway, Chief Counsel
John Baier, Deputy State Auditor, Audits
Ben Belnap, Deputy State Auditor, Audits
Mike Tilden, Deputy State Auditor, Audits
Shannan Truong, Deputy State Auditor, Investigations
Kathleen Harris, Deputy State Auditor, Administration

Public Records Act Request

Public records in the possession of the office that are not exempt from disclosure under the California Public Records Act and other applicable laws are available for inspection or copying pursuant to these guidelines.

Filing a Whistleblower Complaint Online

We do not accept complaints in reference to improper governmental activities via e-mail. However, an electronic version of our complaint form is available and may be returned by mail, or you can file a complaint online. For additional information please see our section on the California Whistleblower Protection Act.