Letter to the editor: Support McCarty for county auditor
The Pierce County Auditor is the county-level executive responsible for managing, overseeing and evaluating county elections, recording and licensing operations.
It requires multi-functional leadership skills that current County Auditor Candidate Deryl McCarty distinctly possesses. Deryl served as an Air Force Logistics officer for 30 years in headquarters staff as well as unit leadership jobs around the world, including a large humanitarian relief operation in Rwanda and a European-Turkish-Iraqi combined forces operation in the Mediterranean.
Since leaving the military, he has served in a variety of public service roles—notably as Chief Deputy Pierce County Auditor, as well as County Planning Commissioner, County Transportation Commissioner and Chairperson, County Redistricting Commissioner, and County Land Use Advisory Commissioner and Chairperson. He has owned and managed two local computer stores and currently in his spare time, he is completing a PhD in Global Security.
In all of these capacities, Deryl has demonstrated the five most important traits of a leader: self-awareness and self-development; mentoring and coaching those under his supervision; practicing and encouraging strategic, innovative action; and communicating in clear, responsible and accountable terms. Deryl is the obvious choice for Pierce County Auditor.