Mark Pays Surprise Visit to Elections

Austerity measures needed at Elections to save taxpayers' money.

Mark Greene showed up at King County Elections in Renton, today, to inspect the counting procedures and to become acquainted with the office staff.  Everything was essentially well as far as could be ascertained from a distance, but there were some frivolous items, such as paid water coolers, which should be abandoned in an era of severe state and county budget cuts.  It's no better than tap water, and probably less so, but if elected, Mark will poll workers before taking certain austerity measures.  Other austerity measures needed, generally, will be considered and acted upon if necessary without a poll.  Remember, also, Mark plans on reducing his own salary, if elected, by 50% by sending a letter to the council on Day 1 or during the transition period, and requesting a decrease.  This will not affect the salaries of the civil service staff.  The current salary for director is approximately $155,000 per year.

[revised on 11/1/11]

Previous posts in Commoner are about teenagers for Mark for elections director, elections department foul-ups regarding Eastside ballots for this election, and ideas for a new, activist elections department, and other interesting essays, such as surmising why the Seattle Times isn't writing about this election.


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Disclaimer: Dean Logan is an ex-director of King County Elections and the predecessor to the present incumbent (both appointed by ex-executive Ron Sims).

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