City: Tacoma, Washington
Education: Graduated from San Joaquin Memorial High School in Fresno, California in 1972. Earned her bachelor's degree in international studies from the University of Washington in Tacoma in 1992.
Work experience: Former chief deputy auditor for Pierce County. Former administrator and adviser for the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program at the UW-Tacoma.
Political experience: Elected to State Auditor in 2016. Served as a Pierce County Executive from 2009 to 2016. Served as the Pierce County Auditor from 2003 to 2008. Served as the Tacoma School Director from 1987 to 1999.
Family: Married to John McCarthy. Has four children and 11 grandchildren.
- Web: patmccarthy.org
Employment Security Department faces critical state audit, thousands struggling with overpayment notices
OLYMPIA – Washington’s embattled Employment Security Department received a critical audit for its handling of hundreds of millions of dollars of losses to hackers in the spring.
Democratic incumbents capture new terms for Washington attorney general, auditor land commissioner, insurance commissioner
In down-ballot statewide executive races, Democrat incumbents prevailed on Tuesday night.
Incumbent Pat McCarthy, a Democrat, said her experience during the pandemic will help her in a second term. Republican Chris Leyba, a police officer, said McCarthy’s experience isn’t enough.
A Democrat is almost guaranteed to be Washington’s next lieutenant governor.