Pat (Patrice) McCarthy
A candidate for State Auditor, State of Washington in the 2020 Washington Primary Election, Aug. 4
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
|Pat (Patrice) McCarthy (D)||1,134,077||47.46%|
|Chris Leyba (R)||982,411||41.11%|
|Joshua Casey (D)||273,198||11.43%|
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