After reading the article in the Peninsula Daily News about the two candidates for Clallam County Auditor, I was struck by Kim Yacklin’s statement: ”I can learn those tasks if I need to,” in reference to the diverse job duties under the Auditor’s position.
Since she has no background with any of those departments, I would think her first priority would be to learn all aspects of what she would be in charge of. How can she cross-train if she doesn’t know what those duties entail?
Obviously with Shoona Riggs’ history, working almost all the jobs in the Auditor’s office over the last 24 years makes her a more qualified person to take over the position of Auditor.
She also has the advantage to know how to use the various skills of the current personnel to best fit positions that retirement will leave vacant.
Managing the elections division is not as narrow as Ms. Yacklin has referred. With her supervisory skills, Shoona has shown she is an effective and accountable leader.
As a voting citizen in Washington, I believe the Election’s Department is the MOST integral part of the County Auditor’s Office. Clallam County elections have never been in question under Shoona’s management — not once.
She has the endorsement of the current county auditor, Patty Rosand, Secretary of State Kim Wayman and eight other county auditors.
The right person to vote for in the November election is Shoona Riggs.