Suzanne M. Bump is Auditor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is the first woman to serve in this role in the state’s history.
She was sworn into office in January 2011. As Auditor, she has prioritized effective management of public resources to improve public trust in government.
The Auditor’s mission is to make government work better by helping it become more efficient, effective, accountable and transparent. Auditor Bump has established her office as a national leader in government accountability, receiving numerous national awards for excellence in auditing and the innovative use of data analytics to identify root causes of over-spending and poor service delivery by state agencies.
Auditor Bump has been a longtime Democratic activist and progressive, championing causes for women, children, workers and those suffering from addiction. She joined the historic 2017 Boston Women’s March and is a member of the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, which awarded her the Abigail Adams Award in 2012. She was named a Woman of the Decade by Emerge Massachusetts in 2017, and was recognized by The Labor Guild, an agency of the Archdiocese of Boston, with the Cushing-Gavin Award in 2009. She was also selected as “Woman of Justice” in 2009 by Mass. Lawyers Weekly, and was honored by the Boston Business Journal in 2014 for her contributions to the business community.
Prior to becoming State Auditor, Auditor Bump served as Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development under Governor Deval Patrick. From 1985-1993, she represented the Town of Braintree in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. In the private sector, she worked as a business advocate and legal counsel and serves on several non-profit boards, including the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, St. Francis House, and Edwina Martin House.
A native of Whitman, Massachusetts, Auditor Bump attended Cardinal Spellman High School and is a graduate of Boston College and Suffolk University School of Law. For 36 years she was married to the late Paul McDevitt. She resides in Easton.