Seattle Times Endorses Pat
Seattle Times Endorses Pat McCarthy - 07/05/20 | Pat obtained the Seattle Times endorsement and was described as "the clear choice to be reelected this fall." The board urged the "veteran government leader" with "deep experience" to "fully reinvigorate the office" responsible for "powerful good-governance."
The editorial describes how Pat pushed for better inspections and audit of local governments and state agencies. They praised her ability to resolve this long standing problem of "keeping public books consistently inspected." The result of her efforts can be seen in the many fraud cases discovered by the Auditor staff.
The Times highlighted just one case when a "King County drainage commissioner allegedly siphoned more than $400,000 in public money between 2012 and 2019," and explained how she pushed the legislature for reforms to eliminate this type of abuse in the future.
The editorial can be found here.
Pat Talks with KXRO Radio (listen) - 05/29/20 | Pat had the opportunity to be interviewed on KXRO Radio in Grays Harbor to talk about issues related to the State Auditor's Office and the campaign. Hear it here.
The Association of Washington Business (02/28/19) held their monthly luncheon, and Pat attended as the main speaker and shared her record of accomplishment and provided the group with an update on the progress being made on audits for over 2,200 local governments and state agencies.
More can be found at the AWB website at olympia-business-watch.