What are the three most significant issues facing the Kitsap County Auditor’s office?

Credibility: A good leader takes responsibility for all actions of their employees, good, bad or indifferent. If mistakes are made the leader must own up to them not blame their staff.
Accuracy: When it comes to voting and recording our documents there is no room for errors.
Timeliness: It should not take 4-6 months to record a 2 page document produced in the building next door and present it to the public. These documents are public records that belong to us.

How would you handle these issues?

The short answer is with better management. All three of these issues involve the people trusting the institutions of our government. Article 1 of our state constitution reads: “All political power is inherent in the people, and governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and are established to protect and maintain individual rights.” All of our elected officials should approach their respective roles with the heart of a servant. It is an uphill battle to regain the trust of the people based on the track record of our local government. The people’s trust must be earned not taken for granted. I will work diligently to regain the trust which has been broken.