Steven Daughety has been named as Cherokee County's new auditor, according to Cherokee County District Judges R. Chris Day (2nd Judicial District Court) and C. Michael Davis (369th Judicial District Court).
Daughety's two-year term as county auditor began Oct. 1. He replaces Amanda (Dover) Scott who was appointed to the position in 2017.
According to the judges, a county auditor has a broad scope of duties and responsibilities, including serving as a “check” on the financial operations of other county offices, as well as fulfilling financial accounting and budget responsibilities.
Daughety has served since 2012 as Cherokee County's Internal Auditor. Prior to 2012, he worked as an accountant for Southern Utilities in Tyler, Rusk ISD and with Hugh L. Goodpasture, CPA.
Daughety grew up in Jacksonville and earned a bachelor of business administration degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1988. Daughety and wife, Kathryn, have two adult children, Justin and Katelyn, and are members of Central Baptist Church in Jacksonville.