I appreciate you taking the time to scrutinize important down-ballot races like the state auditor’s (editorial, 7-10). I think your analysis of the candidates was prescient. I appreciated your focus on their credentials and the downplaying of hyperpartisan candidates.
The Republican vastly overstates his suitability for office. He is now an “independent” expert in audits, but two years ago when he ran for Congress he was a tea partier and an expert in federal energy policy, never once mentioning audits. The other Democrat has no audit or management experience and appears to be an extreme ideologue as well.
That leaves me with the two Democrats praised in the editorial. I read up on them, because neither has represented me and I am unfamiliar with them. This is a close call, but I’m going with the more qualified, Troy Kelley.