I am so glad to report that with more than two million ballots counted as of today, we are winning over 53% of the vote! While there are more votes left to be counted, we are very confident that this lead will hold. This morning saw us expand our substantial lead in Pierce County, and improve our showing in King County, as well as many other areas around the state.
This is a huge victory. In the face of the most money ever spent on a Washington Secretary of State race, and in the crosshairs of one of the most negative campaigns ever run for this office, we held firm. We proved that running a positive, issues-driven campaign still works. We proved that integrity and fairness do matter in our elections.
I am indebted to you for your support. Your donations, your hours spent volunteering, your willingness to tell your friends and family about how important this race is - everything added up into a big win! Thank you so much for your votes and voices.
I am grateful to my family - my husband John, my daughter Renee, and my son Jordan - for their tireless support throughout this long year. I’m proud of our campaign team and the message we stuck to: Washington deserves fair and non-partisan elections. So thank you again, for allowing me to continue stewarding our elections.
All the best,
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, 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 100 successful elections.
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, 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