York Daily Record: "Maher deserves credit for independence and effectiveness."
Philadelphia Inquirer: "His auditing background gives John Maher the edge. With Maher, voters can be assured of having an auditor general who needs no on-the-job training. He even likes wearing a green eyeshade."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "Send a real pro..." "Pennsylvania deserves an auditor general who knows how to audit."
Harrisburg Patriot-News: "'The CPA for Pa.' Maher is right man for auditor general"
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: "a CPA who built his own auditing firm and whose commitment to government transparency and accountability is unflinching."
Uniontown Herald-Standard: "the streak of auditors general in Pennsylvania not being CPAs should end in 2012."