Re: “Julie Anderson for Pierce County auditor – again” (editorial, 9-29).
I was disappointed that the editorial board didn’t endorse Kent Keel for Pierce County auditor; it seems a very pro-incumbent bias.
I was extremely impressed with Keel, meeting him and hearing what he had to say about the job. Having two pieces of work in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History is nothing to sniff at, and he seems both capable and highly likable as a person.
You have a guy who is almost overqualified in the technical aspects of the job, has managed 100-plus people multiple times and in multiple settings (military, business, nonprofit) and is celebrated by those who know him, and he doesn’t get endorsed?
I find it difficult to imagine a better candidate in a county that needs more technical excellence and less drama.