As we approach November, imagine receiving your ballot the day after the election. This happened to my husband and I when we were stationed in Germany.
A few years later, in 1993, I became the Thurston County Elections Director. I made a commitment to myself that I would protect the voting rights of every person in my charge and I have kept that promise every day since, for over 23 years.
I am running for re-election because I want to keep Washington State a national leader. I will continue to ensure our voting system is accessible, impartial, secure and accurate to maintain public confidence in elections.
As you vote your ballot, compare my resume to my opponent. As the only state and nationally certified elections administrator in this race, I have overseen and conducted over 100 accessible and accurate elections.
It takes more than presenting credentials and experience in an election, it takes effective, demonstrated leadership. That’s why over 60 state and local elections officials - Democrats, Republicans and independents in Washington endorse my re-election.
Washington State is a nationally recognized leader in elections. From our voter outreach programs and high voter participation rates, to improving voter registration with the ERIC program or providing accessible ballots and information for all voters, Washington State is an innovator.
It has been an honor and privilege to serve as your Secretary of State. To keep up with my campaign, sign up for our email updates, like our campaign page on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. I hope you will help me continue serving as Secretary of State and I ask for your vote.
Secretary of State