About this race
The auditor is the state’s official watchdog, responsible for ensuring that government agencies can account for all taxpayer dollars. This is an open race because longtime State Auditor Brian Sonntag decided against seeking re-election. The position pays $116,950 plus healthcare benefits and office holders serve four-year terms.
State Auditor, State of Washington
|James Watkins (R)||534,552||46.40%|
|Troy Kelley (D)||267,784||23.20%|
|Craig Pridemore (D)||238,346||20.70%|
|Mark Miloscia (D)||112,054||9.72%|
* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.