Darmouth native says under her watch office would not be a "passive rubberstamp."

Patricia Saint Aubin, a 55-year-old competitive swimmer who has worked in the financial, insurance and heath care sectors, announced her campaign for state auditor on Thursday, saying the auditor's office under her watch would not be a "passive rubberstamp." A lifelong Massachusetts resident who was raised in South Dartmouth, Saint Aubin lives in Norfolk with her husband Ralph Greggs and has worked at Shawmut Bank, John Hancock, Connecticut Mutual and at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She has a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's degree in American history from Providence College. She is a member of the Republican State Committee. Saint Aubin's Facebook page includes a photo of her with recently elected Rep. Shawn Dooley, a Norfolk Republican; a photo of her holding a sign in support of repealing the law indexing the gas tax to inflation; and photos of Saint Aubin at gatherings with other Republicans, iincluding state represenative candidate Colleen Maloney, state committee woman Lisa Barstow, and state committee member Mike Gilleran. In a statement, Saint Aubin said, "The job of the State Auditor isn't to justify state spending, but rather to put the onus on the agencies, authorities, departments and vendors of state government to prove that they are acting efficiently and responsibly when spending state tax dollars."