Current 28th District Rep. Troy Kelley, who is running for State Auditor, recently sat down with local residents in Gig Harbor as part of his statewide tour.
He spoke with a few veterans at on May 16 about issues affecting them, as well as the role of the Auditor’s Office, according to Kelley’s campaign manager Matt Miller.
“Washington needs and independent voice as auditor. Our ability to focus state government on our top priorities like education depends on our ability to manage budgets responsibly,” said Kelley. “I believe the best way I can ensure that happens is by applying my background in auditing and business to make certain our tax dollars are used as efficiently as possible.”
Other Democratic candidates include Craig Pridemore and Mark Miloscia. James Watkins is the only candidate representing the Republican Party.
Kelley has been in the legislature for six years, for the past two he was the chairman of the legislative audit committee (Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee). He served as a JAG officer in the National Guard and is an 18-year military veteran. Kelley met wife Diane in 1990, and they have two small sons.