For Immediate Release
July 6, 2016
Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman today announced endorsements from King County Elections Director Julie Wise and Snohomish County Auditor Carolyn Weikel. Together, they oversee over 1.6 million active voter registrations representing 40% of Washington State’s voters.
“I am endorsing Kim Wyman because it is critical that we have qualified professionals overseeing our elections system,” said King County Elections Director Julie Wise. “My job is to ensure that we have fair, open and accurate elections in King County and Kim is the experienced partner I need in Olympia.”
“Washington State is a national leader in voting rights, access, and modern systems,” said Snohomish County Auditor Carolyn Weikel. “Kim Wyman has encouraged voter registration, and pushed to modernize and update our elections system. She is a tireless advocate for voters, and deserves to be re-elected.”
Wyman thanked Weikel and Wise for their support, noting that, “Auditor Weikel and Director Wise are committed to accessible, secure, and fair elections. Their support drives home the message that we need trusted and experienced leadership in our elections departments.”
Secretary Kim Wyman is currently endorsed by more than 50 current and former county elections officials, and is the only candidate with public endorsements from Washington's elections officials.
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