Elected Experience: Washington Secretary of State, 2013 – present; Thurston County Auditor, 2001 – 2013.
Other Professional Experience: Served ten years as Thurston County Elections Manager, Assistant Records Manager; 18 months as a U.S. Army Civilian Training Specialist.
Education: Bachelor of Arts, California State University, Long Beach, 1985; Master of Public Administration, Troy State University, 1990; Certified Elections Registration Administrator (CERA), Auburn University/Election Center, 2004 – present; Washington State Certified Election Administrator, 1995 – present.
Community Service: Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute Board Chair, Honorary Co-Chair NTPS Levy Committee, Washington Historical Society Board of Directors; YMCA Youth and Government Advisory Board; TVW Board of Directors; Lacey Rotary Club.
Statement: Thank you for
the honor of serving as your Secretary of State. I have continued the office's
nonpartisan legacy by expanding registration and voting access, maintaining the
integrity of our elections, preserving our state's rich heritage, and making it
easier for businesses and charities to register with state government. Washington
is a national leader, with more registered voters than at any time in state
four years I will continue working hard with county auditors and election
advocates to modernize and secure our voter registration and election systems,
increase voter participation, and continue to increase accessibility to the
State Library and Archives. I will continue to advocate for underserved
people - military
service members and those with special needs, promote civics
education, and provide transparent government. Most importantly, it will continue to be my paramount duty
to maintain the nonpartisan integrity and citizen-oriented philosophy of the
I am proud to be
endorsed by all former Secretaries of State and over 50 county auditors and
elections directors - including Democrats, Republicans and Independents. They know
the job and share my passion for accurate elections and preserving our state's legacy.
I ask for your vote to
continue this important work.