KRISTINA K. SWANSON
Kristina Swanson has worked in elections administration for over 25 years. In 1998, she was elected County Auditor in Cowlitz County, Washington and is currently serving her fifth term.
Representing the State of Washington, Kristina was appointed to serve on the US Elections Assistance Commission Standards Board, a creation from the 2002 Help America Vote Act (HAVA). She served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials and Clerks (NACRC) in 2016 and assisted in the merger with International Association of Clerks, Recorders, Election Officials and Treasurers (IACREOT) to form the International Association of Government Officials (IGO). Kristina is a Certified Elections Registration Administrator (CERA) graduate through the Election Center’s Professional Education Program.
Kristina has served in many leadership roles in the Washington State Association of County Auditors (WSACA) including several years on the Association’s legislative team. She was elected by her peers to serve as the WSACA representative to the Washington Association of County Officials in 2011 and currently serves as the WSACA Treasurer.Kristina’s tenure includes 7 Presidential elections, 3 federal redistricting processes and,
Kristina’s tenure includes 7 Presidential elections, 3 federal redistricting processes and, enduring the election and subsequent recounts of the closest gubernatorial race in US history.
Marianne Nichols, currently in her third term as the Pend Oreille County Auditor, has served her county in this role since 2007. Prior to becoming Auditor, Marianne, a graduate of Trend Business College, was licensed by the Washington State Bar Association and active in working as a Limited Practice Officer doing real estate closings for almost 18 years.
While serving as Auditor, Marianne has also played a role in a number of committees in the Washington State Association of County Auditors (WSACA), including co-chair of the legislative and elections committee and currently serves as the WSACA Secretary.
Marianne stays actively involved in her community. She holds a chair on the Newport Hospital and Health Services Foundation Board, is actively involved in her local church where she is a youth leader and on the worship team and volunteers her time with several committees and clubs in the local school district.
Marianne and her husband Jeff live in Newport, Washington where they are raising and actively involved in the lives of their two teenage boys, Cody and Luke – both active church and community members in their own right. Cody volunteers his time with a local organization caring for at-risk youth, and Luke has become a mentor and leader in his high school while staying active in sports and other activities.
Julie Anderson serves as Pierce County Auditor (2009 – present).
Her professional history draws on a wide variety of fields, including community corrections, human services, local government, public policy and economic development.
Prior to her election as Pierce County Auditor, Julie was the senior policy advisor for the Washington State Department of Commerce, as well as a member of the Tacoma City Council (2004 – 2009). She was the Executive Director for both the YWCA of Tacoma-Pierce County and Episcopal Services for Youth. She’s also been an Outward Bound instructor and a juvenile parole administrator.
Julie’s volunteer service includes the Washington State Bar Association’s Discipline Advisory Roundtable, the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, the American Leadership Forum, and Washington SAFE. She also volunteers for Palmer Scholars and the Read2Me program.