Pennsylvania's Auditor General election was held November 2, 2004.[1] Necessary primary elections were held on April 27, 2004, with both major party candidates running unopposed.[2] Democrat Jack Wagner, a state senator from Pittsburgh, was elected auditor general; he had previously been the endorsed Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor in 2002, but was upset by Catherine Baker Knoll. The Republican candidate was Joe Peters, a Department of Justice official who was well known for prosecuting Philadelphia mafia boss Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo.

General election

Pennsylvania Auditor General election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jack Wagner 2,786,909 52.1
Republican Joe Peters 2,430,648 45.4
Green Ben Price 53,716 1.0
Libertarian Berlie Etzel 52,869 1.0
Constitution Leonard Ritchie 28,776 0.5


  1. ^ Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information Archived 2008-11-27 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information