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AUDITOR: James Watkins the only well-qualified candidate

Letter by Beryl Ann Griner, Carnation on July 11, 2012 at 11:42 am | 3 Comments »
July 11, 2012 11:42 am

Regarding the state auditor endorsements (editorial, 7-10), your editorial board gave high and well-deserved praise and recognition to Brian Sonntag for a job well done, and then stated the kind of scrutiny he provided is urgent when money is scarce and public services are threatened by tight budgets.

The the board gave high praise to the three Democrats running for that position by stating they all have had “financial experience and have demonstrated personal competence” without stating what that financial experience might have been and without any examples of their demonstrated personal competence.

The one Republican, James Watkins, was given what could only be described as tepid attention: “For dediacated Republicans, he’s pretty much it.”

In reality, Watkins is the only candidate who has done performance audits for a living for 23 years and is the only candidate who is “exceptionally well qualified for the job,” according to the man for whom you saw fit to give high praise for a job well done – namely, Brian Sonntag.

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