My public record is important. It’s where voters look to determine for themselves if they want to keep me as their representative when I’m up for election.
It is our strongest form of public accountability.
This very basic tenant is what I saw people fighting for every day during my assignments with the National Democratic Institute in Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, and Iraq. The desire to have our voices heard is universal.
When I decided to run for this office, it was because I knew that we could be doing better to enhance our own democratic process and make sure that every vote is counted.
The Office of Elections is the gateway to our democracy. The voters of King County overwhelmingly supported making the Director of Elections publicly accountable because when they take a look at the record of the office, they want to make the decision for themselves.
I urge you to look at the record.