Letter: Riggs is qualified choice

I have seen several letters in the paper touting the virtues of both candidates for county auditor. Both are said to be good workers, good administrators, honest, kind and all that, which I don’t doubt. Since this is not a partisan race for the office, political opinions do not enter in here.

Riggs is qualified choice

I have seen several letters in the paper touting the virtues of both candidates for county auditor. Both are said to be good workers, good administrators, honest, kind and all that, which I don’t doubt. Since this is not a partisan race for the office, political opinions do not enter in here.

Therefore, the choice logically should be made on qualifications, training and experience. Shoona Riggs has years of all these working in the Auditor’s office. Yacklin has none. The retiring Auditor has done an excellent job in the office. It runs smoothly without the turmoil some other county departments have experienced.

Auditor (Patty) Rosand has trained Shoona to be able to take the office without creating the upheaval a new unqualified person may create.

With Rosand stepping down, Shoona will be the only one in the office currently qualified to certify an election and that is only one of all the functions of the office she has the knowledge to do herself and train other staff to do.

Yes, Shoona is my daughter-in-law, but I would support her as a candidate even if I had no connection. She is the only logical, qualified choice.

Lon W. Riggs

Port Angeles

 

More in Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor — Sept. 19, 2018

Yes for a new Sequim Library I am voting yes on Propositions… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — Sept. 12, 2018

Thanks for your assistance I just want to take a moment and… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — Sept. 5, 2018

The importance of the ‘Fourth Estate’ The media (radio, TV) and the… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — Aug. 8, 2018

‘Resounding no’ on Carlsborg proposal This is a letter referring to an… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — Aug. 1, 2018

Get out the vote, and vote for Wilke I want to encourage… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — July 25, 2018

Fireworks restrictions make sense Presently Clallam County has no restrictions on the… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — July 18, 2018

Keep fireworks tradition alive in Clallam I am a resident of Sequim… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — July 11, 2018

Law-breakers should be ‘shown the door’ Ah, good old Bertha Cooper never… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — July 4, 2018

No true consensus on Sequim fireworks ban Well, if the city councilors… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — June 27, 2018

Politics, poorly played The present events at our southern border causes one… Continue reading

Letters to the editor

Fireworks ban is a wise move We are writing to let you… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — June 13, 2018

A vote for Neupert Dave Neupert needs your vote in the August… Continue reading