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Auditor Bump Plans To Stay In Office, Seek Re-Election

Auditor Suzanne Bump plans to run for re-election and will play no role in the day-to-day operations of her late husband's businesses, according to a statement she released Tuesday.

State Auditor Suzanne Bump, in a 2014 file photo (Josh Reynolds/AP)
State Auditor Suzanne Bump, in a 2014 file photo (Josh Reynolds/AP)

The Boston Globe reported Monday that Bump had taken over two for-profit Quincy-based businesses, Modern Assistance Programs and Map Test, from Paul McDevitt, Bump's husband who died Sept. 12.

The article raised questions about whether Bump would remain in her role as the statewide elected auditor with responsibilities for rooting out waste, fraud and abuse in state government.

In a statement, Bump said she had named a CEO to "maintain Paul's legacy of compassionate service in the fields of mental health and substance abuse treatment."

A prominent figure in Boston's recovery community who assisted Boston Mayor Walsh in giving up alcohol years ago, McDevitt had reportedly suffered from vocal cord cancer and lost the ability to speak before his death.

According to its website, Modern Assistance Programs provides services offered through companies and unions for substance abuse, emotional distress and health care concerns. Map Test is an affiliate that provides drug testing.

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