Pat McCarthy is the trusted, tested, transparent leader we need running the State Auditor’s Office. Pat is the only candidate for State Auditor with the kind of executive leadership experience required to run a large state agency. The first woman to be elected Pierce County Executive, Pat leads a county government with more than 3,000 employees. Pat previously served as Pierce County Auditor and was named the 2005 Washington State Auditor of the Year. A champion of open government, Pat was honored with the Key Award from the Washington Coalition for Open Government.