First elected Thurston County Auditor in 2013, Mary Hall is an award-winning administrator. Known for partnerships and innovations, Mary has over three decades of professional leadership experience in the corporate and government sectors.
Her elections career began in 1996 and she received her National Certification in Elections Administration in 2004 through Auburn University and the Elections Center.
In addition to overseeing elections in Thurston County, the Thurston County Auditor's office provides direct financial services and guidance to county offices and departments, in addition to recording, licensing and passport services to the public.
The Auditor's Financial Services Division recently received their 12th straight Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Report from the Government Finance Officers Association. Mary significantly reduced costs to the county by implementing lean principles, utilizing technology, and creating efficiencies. Through strong internal controls, the county has received three straight clean state audits.
Mary is a champion for cybersecurity and a strong advocate for removing barriers to voting. She spearheaded advocacy for new election laws including same day voter registration, pre-registration of 17-year-olds, automatic voter registration and the Washington Voting Rights Act.
In 2018 she formed and chairs the Thurston County Cyber Security Task Force and was successful in expanding resources for the county's security program, including adding a security IT expert. She's coordinated resources such as DHS assessments, penetration and phishing testing, a State Auditor Cyber-Security Audit, installation of an Albert Sensor and county-wide mandatory cyber-security training.
Mary serves on the Washington State Association of County Auditor's legislative committee, is a member of the Voter Intent, Technology Modernization Finance, and Address Confidentiality Program committees for the Washington Secretary of State, and a member of the League of Women Voters. Mary also serves as chair of the Olympia Kiwanis Harbor Days Festival.
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