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Dennis Milligan

Dennis Milligan

About 

Dennis Milligan began serving his first term as state auditor of Arkansas in 2023 and is next up for reelection in 2026. Before being elected auditor, he completed two terms as state treasurer (2015–22). During this period, he also served as the 2020 national chair of the State Financial Officers Foundation (SFOF).

Prior to holding statewide office, Milligan was elected as a circuit clerk in Saline County, Arkansas, serving from 2011–15. He is also a longtime businessman who founded a company called Water Treatment Services in 1985 that has since expanded from central Arkansas to serve customers in 17 states.

Actions

  • Signed a letter to Morningstar asking the company to stop its negative ratings of firms connected to Israel (8/25/22)
  • Signed a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) opposing the proposed rule titled the Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors (6/17/22)
  • Signed an SFOF letter opposing the FDIC proposed principles on climate-related financial risk management for large financial institutions (6/3/22)
  • Signed a letter to the Department of Labor opposing possible agency actions to protect life savings and pensions from threats of climate-related financial risk (5/16/22)
  • Removed $125 million in state funds from BlackRock money market accounts over its ESG investing programs (3/17/22)
  • Signed a comment letter to the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board regarding ESG practices in the municipal securities market (3/8/22)
  • Signed a letter opposing the proposed Department of Labor rule change entitled Prudence and Loyalty in Selecting Plan Investments and Exercising Shareholder Rights (12/13/21)
  • Signed letter to banking industry warning that state financial officers “will be taking collective action in response to the ongoing and growing economic boycott of traditional energy production industries by U.S. financial institutions.” (11/22/21)
  • Signed letter to John Kerry expressing “deep concern with recent reports” that the Biden administration is “privately pressuring U.S. banks and financial institutions to refuse to lend to or invest in coal, oil, and natural gas companies.” (5/25/21)
  • Signed an SFOF letter urging President Biden to withdraw his nomination of Sarah Bloom Raskin as vice chair for supervision at the Federal Reserve for her “radical banking and economic views” that would “disrupt the private banking sector, reliable energy supplies, and the U.S. economy” (1/31/21)

Recent Campaign Filings

Statements of Financial Interests

Contact Information

Arkansas Auditor of State 
State Capitol Building 
500 Woodlane Street, Suite 230
Little Rock, AR 72201-1096
Website: auditor.ar.gov/
Phone: (501) 682-6000 
Email: info@auditor.ar.gov

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