County auditor: Former auditor endorses Garth Fell

From 2007 through 2019, I served as your county auditor. I know what it takes to manage and lead the office. I also know both candidates who are running for auditor. Both worked for me. Current county auditor Garth Fell was my elections manager. His challenger worked for Fell in the voter registration unit.

Based on my experience as auditor and my knowledge of both candidates, the choice is clear, we must reelect Garth Fell. Here’s why:

Successful county auditors have experience. Garth has 24 years of running elections, including 12 as our county elections manager and the last four as our auditor. Fell is the only candidate with management and executive leadership experience.

Successful county auditors maintain independence. Garth has a demonstrated commitment to nonpartisan elections administration. Garth does not endorse candidates or participate in party politics as he believes the county auditor must focus on independently administering elections.

Successful county auditors are trusted. Garth has a well-earned reputation for being honest, hard-working and collaborative. His experience, integrity and professionalism are reasons why he has support across the political spectrum from me, former auditor Bob Terwilliger, Executive Dave Somers, all five county council members and many other trusted community leaders.

We cannot risk having an inexperienced, untested partisan administering the presidential election next year. We need Garth Fell, an experienced, professional, trusted county auditor, to ensure our elections are run well.

I urge you to join me and vote to reelect current county auditor Garth Fell.

Carolyn Weikel

Everett

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