NANCY PICKETT, Richland
After careful consideration, I will be voting for Kim Wyman for Washington Secretary of State. When you vote, it is important to weigh the qualifications of the candidates. In this race, the clear choice is Wyman. At the top of the list of qualifications is experience. While the secretary of state has many other duties, the responsibility as chief elections officer of the state is at the top of my list.
Wyman has more than 20 years of management and technical experience in election administration, having worked first as an election manager and then elected as county auditor in Thurston County. Wyman has overseen 85 accurate, fair and open elections. Further, she has helped lead national and state election-reform efforts.
Wyman has been selected to serve on multiple workgroups and panels on voter registration and election topics because of her experience and leadership. In comparison, her opponent has no experience in election administration, instead having spent her time as a one-term state legislator, political consultant and policy advisor in the governor's office.
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We need a leader in election administration as secretary of state. We need Kim Wyman. Please join me in marking your ballot for Kim Wyman for secretary of state.