City: Vancouver, WA
Occupation: finance manager
Political experience includes serving as a Clark County commissioner and as a state senator, chairing the Legislature’s Joint Legislative Audit & Review Committee. He ran for U.S. Congress in 2010 but dropped out of the race before the primary. He served as an intelligence analyst in the U.S. Army, and later as an administrator to a CPA firm.
Issues: Use office to rebuild trust and maximize efficiency, not score partisan points, not allow audits designed to deny care rather than save money Notable: Has served on legislative audit review committee and Economic and Revenue Forecast Council
|James Watkins (R)||534,552||46.37%|
|Troy Kelley (D)||267,784||23.23%|
|Craig Pridemore (D)||238,346||20.68%|
|Mark Miloscia (D)||112,054||9.72%|
The filing deadline is still a couple of weeks away, but candidates barked at each other Thursday night in their bid to become the state’s top watchdog. State Rep. Mark Miloscia, D-Federal Way, and Republican candidate James Watkins of Redmond did their best to show Spokane voters why they should replace the retiring Brian Sonntag as state auditor. Also in the race, but not attending the event, are State Rep. Troy Kelley, D-Tacoma, and State Sen. Craig Pridemore, D-Vancouver.
OLYMPIA — Five days left in this election cycle, but here’s some candidates for the 2012 election. Sen. Craig Pridemore, D-Vancouver, said today he’ll run for State Auditor. Longtime Auditor Brian Sonntag announced more than a month ago he wouldn’t seek re-election, and Rep. Mark…