Auditor General-elect Eugene DePasquale, who's sworn in at noon Tuesday in the auditorium of the State Museum on North Street in Harrisburg, will hold the office for at least one full four-year term.

The Democratic state Representative, whose resignation from York City's 95th District becomes effective at the time of his swearing in, issued a statement Monday saying he won't run for governor in 2014.

"During my campaign for auditor general, I pledged to be an independent fiscal watch-dog who wouldn't allow politics to overshadow or compromise the integrity of the important work that will be required of my office over the next few years," the statement read. "That is why prior to taking the oath of office tomorrow I am declaring that I will not be a candidate for governor in 2014.

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The people of Pennsylvania elected me to be a tough, fair and independent watchdog. That's what I intend to do from day one."

DePasquale will be the first York County resident to serve in an elected state office since Gov. George Leader held office in the 1950s. The 41-year-old, who started serving in the state House in 2007, has not discounted the possibility of a run for governor after 2014.

He said he released the statement because he was fielding calls from people wondering if he intended to run.

"Asking me that now is like asking if I want to be starting quarterback for the Steelers," he said. "...But who knows what'll happen in the future."

At Tuesday's ceremony, State Supreme Court Justice Debra Todd will administer the oath of office. DePasquale's wife, Tracey DePasquale, will present the certificate of election, and their children will lead the Pledge of Allegiance.

DePasquale will outline his vision for his tenure after he takes the oath.

Other speakers include Sen. Rob Teplitz, D-Dauphin and York counties, former Philadelphia Controller Jonathan Saidel, York County Controller Robb Green, and Democratic House Leader Frank Dermody.

Pastor Martin Odom, Bethel Village AME Church in Harrisburg, will give the invocation and benediction. Vocalist Joy Christian will sing the National Anthem and "God Bless the USA."