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By Gail Adams
White Salmon 

Fresh face for Secretary of State


Washington State needs a competent secretary of state. Kim Wyman is not that person.  She has failed as the chief elections officer.  According to the Secretary of State website their mission is:  “Safeguarding vital government records, documents, publications and process” and to “Preserve the integrity of elections in Washington State.” Wyman has failed both these missions.  Tina Podlodowski found a pathway into the state’s voter registration database that anyone with basic programming skills could access.  

Agnes Kirk, the state’s chief information security officer, wrote to thank Podlodowsi  saying: “Thank you again for following the industry standard for responsible disclosure of a potential cyber security issue and helping keep the citizens data safe.”

Washington State needs and deserves the Washington Voting Right’s Act.  Four times Wyman has fought against it saying she wanted to get it right. After four years, we need Tina Podlodowski to get it right.

Washington voter turn out is right around the mid point compared to all fifty states. Tina has 30+ years of leadership in technology, government and management. As Washington Secretary of State, Tina’s diverse experience and commitment to a fair, accessible, secure and equitable voting system will restore Washington as a leader.

We need policies that will increase participation. We need printed statewide primary voter guides. We need our personal data secure from cyber hacking. We need Tina Podlodowski.


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