Rosand, county auditor, to retire

Clallam County Auditor Patty Rosand announced last week she plans to retire at the end of her second term on Dec. 31.

Rosand became the county's election supervisor in 1987 and served in that position until running for auditor in 2006. She ran for a second term in 2010.

In her years in the elections office, Rosand conducted more than 110 elections, including seven presidential elections. She was instrumental in the decision to have Clallam County become one of the first vote-by-mail counties in Washington, assisted in the change from punchcard voting and was involved in several controversial recounts, co-workers said.

As county auditor, Rosand is a member of the Washington Association of Counties and the Washington Association of County Auditors. She served for several years as liaison to the Department of Licensing. She also served on the Secretary of State Elections advisory board to set statewide standards for voter intent after Bush v. Gore in 2000.

After 27 years of public service she plans to enjoy traveling, gardening and spending time with her husband and family.

Duties of the county auditor include being the vehicle/vessel licensing agent for the Department of Licensing, conducting all local, state and federal elections in the county, county payroll, accounts payable, annual report preparation, recording documents, issuing marriage licenses and being an official and acceptance agent for passport applications as granted by the U.S. Department of State.



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