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Les Merritt, auditor for the state of North Carolina, seems to have the right background for the position. He is the first certified public accountant to be elected to the post. Serving as a Wake County commissions gave him grassroots political experience, and he has performed public audits as a partner in an accounting firm. Merritt was defeated in the 2000 election but came back to win in 2004.