I want to keep Gary Alexander as Thurston County Auditor. He is not only the best-qualified candidate, he is also a person who has the highest integrity and respect for everyone. I have known Gary and his wife, Donna, for quite some time. Both are upstanding citizens in our community and have been longtime friends to state employees, local government employees, local businesses, our schools, programs for our elderly and our disabled, and their friends and neighbors.
I know Gary is passionate about his ability and commitment to his new job as county auditor. And he is supported by the two former county auditors – Sam Reed and Kim Wyman – the employee union that represents his staff, and a large number of both Democrat and Republican county auditors. As Gary would say, this is not the time to change direction or helmsman. I agree.