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Mary is a long-time resident of Spokane, having graduated
from both Central Valley High School and Gonzaga University, with a degree in
accounting. After college, Mary worked
for a major accounting firm in San Francisco for three years, before returning to
Spokane to stay. She met her husband Max
here in Spokane, and they were married in 1992.
They have two children.
In her career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Mary
spent ten years as a Washington State Auditor, auditing cities, counties, and school
districts to ensure compliance with all state laws and regulations. She was the Auditor in Charge of the Spokane
County audit for two years. She was also the volunteer chair of the City of
Spokane Internal Audit Committee.
While taking time off from the State Auditor’s Office to
raise their two children, Mary started two successful small businesses, as well
as devoted her volunteer time to helping the youth in our community. She is a
former board member of the Boys and Girls Club, helped chair the HUB Sports
Center capital campaign, and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of
Spokane. Her support for youth in need continues, as she is the incoming Board
Chair for the Hutton Settlement and has been a board member for over ten years.
Most recently, Mary has served Spokane County as the Chief
Deputy Auditor, supervising both the County Financial Services Department and
the Elections Department.
Mary looks forward to bringing her accumulated experience in
private industry, government accounting, and Spokane County finances to the
Board of County Commissioners.