Kim Wyman named auditor of the year
The Bellingham Herald
Secretary of State Sam Reed handed the award last month to his former understudy, Kim Wyman, who has served since 2001 as Thurston County auditor. Both officials are Republicans, and Wyman is challenged this year by Democrat Ric Abbett. But the award was one of three given by Reed to employees in county elections agencies, including one run by a non-partisan official and one by a Democrat.