I am endorsing Mark Spinks for the position of Walla Walla County auditor. He is the right person for the job. Mark's platform includes the following:
w He would propose an increase in the size of the budget committee.
w He would implement, through the auditor's office, a comprehensive and continual review of departmental budgets.
w He would propose that the county implement a multi-year budget planning process.
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w He would increase efficiency and improve customer service in the auditor's office.
w He would ask that his salary be frozen after the first year in office and either refuse or refund the 1.75 percent annual increase enacted by the commissioners.
He has a business degree from Texas State University. His business experience with Dell Computers, Starbucks and Wells Fargo give him a solid background. See Mark's webpage: www.mark-spinks.com for more information.
Speaking as a former Walla Walla County department head, I urge you to vote for Mark Spinks in the Aug. 5 Primary Election and in the Nov. 4 General Election. Let's bring someone who thinks outside the county box with new ideas and efficiency to the Walla Walla County Auditor's Office.
BILL VOLLENDORFF, Walla Walla