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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Don Krupp, Thurston County Manager, 360-786-5440, or kruppd@co.thurston.wa.us

Thurston Commissioners to Hold Interviews of Candidates for Auditor

OLYMPIA - The public is invited to attend interviews that Thurston County Commissioners will conduct next week with candidates for Thurston County Auditor. The three persons were recommended by Thurston County Republicans after the election in November of former county auditor Kim Wyman as Secretary of State.

The Republican Party's three choices are Olympia real estate agent Carol Person, 2nd District Legislator and Auditor's Office employee Gary Alexander and Yelm Mayor Ron Harding. The person chosen would have to run for election next November.

County commissioners will choose from among the three candidates, and they have 60 days to make the selection. If they cannot make the selection for any reason, the decision is then made by the governor. Commissioners have named Darren Bennett, the Financial Services Manager for the Auditor's Office, as Acting Auditor until someone is chosen.

WHAT- Public interviews with three candidates for Thurston County Auditor
WHEN- 2 to 4pm the afternoon of Tuesday, January 22, 2013
WHERE- Room 280 of Thurston County Courthouse Building One, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3