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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, February 21, 2013
Thurston County Auditor Gary Alexander, 786-5401

County Auditor Selects Ron Harding as New Deputy Auditor

Thurston County Auditor Gary Alexander has selected Yelm Mayor Ron Harding as his new deputy auditor. In addition to his public office experience, Harding brings 25 years of experience as a manager in private business to his new position.

"It's an exciting opportunity," says Harding, "I've wanted to enter the administrative field of public service for a long time." A lifelong resident of Thurston County, Harding has earned a certificate in business from the University of Washington and is currently working on a bachelor's degree in business from Western Governor's University of Washington. He plans to continue to serve Yelm as its mayor.

"I am very pleased to have Ron Harding join our Thurston County Auditor's Office team as our chief deputy," says Alexander. "Ron brings a strong background in working with local civic and community organizations. As City of Yelm mayor, he is well known for his financial stewardship and customer service attitude. His managerial and personnel skills will be a positive addition to our office and the county as a whole."



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3