As an independent voter with no party affiliations, I strive to determine the best candidate for an elected position before I vote regardless of his/her political party. In studying the qualifications for the candidates for Thurston County auditor, I find that the current auditor, Gary Alexander, is by far the best-qualified candidate.
Alexander has a long history of hard work, knowledge, experience and dedication in both government and business. He holds a master’s degree in business/finance and has been instrumental in balancing budgets at the state level, the agency level and the county level.
Alexander clearly stands out as the candidate with the background, education and experience to continue to be Thurston County’s chief financial officer in respect to expenditures, as well as to continue his responsibilities as chief elections officer, licensing agent and recorder.