Thurston County residents have the opportunity to elect a truly extraordinary candidate for the auditor’s office. Mary Hall brings to her candidacy nearly 17 years of experience supervising elections in Pierce County. She is both a state and nationally certified Elections Supervisor/Administrator. Her opponent, appointed a year ago, still needs two more years of experience before he can even begin the certification process.
As a result of her work experience — a job she loves — Mary Hall has a passion for increasing voter participation. She promises to review the placement of ballot boxes and will work to locate them in the most accessible places including college campuses and the new Nisqually Tribal Center. Hall is a proponent of lean government and has demonstrated both innovation and efficiency on the job. She will find ways to make tax payer money work harder and go farther.
Gary Alexander, on the other hand, collects two paychecks: his salary as a legislator and as appointed auditor. This is a sweet deal for him but not so sweet for the taxpayers, many of whom would love to have just one high-paying job.
Mary Hall has lived in Thurston County for 14 years. She will bring much needed changes and improvements to the office and work to increase voter participation among local residents and military members based overseas.