My Videos

As we complete the final leg of the campaign, here is a ‘thank you’ to all my supporters, and some thoughts about the experience.


Here are some clips about my background, results, and endorsements. I am proud to have the support of all the previous elected auditors. They know the job, and know me.


I think our cat, Bliss, stole the show. It was a nice day for a brief video about my background and the audit leaders and newspapers that are endorsing me.


Jamie Ralls and I worked together on several audits. This is a story about one audit, which changed the way the state delivered Temporary Assistance to Needy Families


Chris Broderick inspires good work and I enjoyed my time with him, writing news stories that made a difference in our community.


Anne Kelly Feeney is another of the former elected Multnomah County Auditors who is endorsing me. She has an abiding interest in our community and works to make a difference. I deeply appreciate her endorsement and support.


Jamie Ralls is one of the two audit managers working directly with teams of auditors in the Oregon Secretary of State Audits Division. I have huge respect for her, and I am so pleased to have earned her endorsement.


Jewel Lansing is a pioneering auditor, as the first woman elected to the office, and the person who introduced performance auditing to Multnomah County and Portland. I am very proud to have her endorsement and her participation on my campaign committee. (She is also a historian with very readable books about Portland mayors and Multnomah County you can get on Amazon.)


My promises as county auditor


The emotional, technical, and political challenges of good auditing.


 

My skills and experience as a journalist make me a better auditor. A “baloney detector” is just one of them.


 

I want to be auditor so I can fulfill an important role to address the critical services of Multnomah County.


 

Independence is critical for good auditing. Being elected ensures an auditor can raise important but uncomfortable questions without fear of retaliation.


 

Performance auditing has similarities to journalism, but as an auditor I can get inside organizations and their records to identify problems and solutions.


 

I need your help to tell people about this important office, this important campaign, and my qualifications. Visit my website to make an online contribution. Thank you in advance.


 

My career path has focused on accountability, leading up to this important campaign for Multnomah County Auditor. I can bring a new expertise and perspective to the job of Multnomah County Auditor.


 

I know that many people think that auditing is boring. Performance auditing is different. Listen to the reasons this profession is interesting to me, and important to our community.