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Benton County Auditor

The primary responsbilities of the county auditor are: (1) recording of real property documents; (2) vehicle registration and licensing, issuing various licenses such as marriage and business licenses, and acting as agent for the state Department of Revenue in collecting certain fees and taxes); (3) elections and voter registration; (4) county financial audit and administration: and (5) acting as clerk of the board of county commissioners.

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    Brenda Chilton

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Party Preference Republican
Phone (509) 366-3749
Experience (Max 500 characters) Benton County Auditor, 2010-present; Chief Deputy Auditor, 2005-2009; Supervisor, Auditor’s Office, Benton County, 1998-2005; Paralegal, 1987-1998
Campaign Mailing Address 2706 Iris St.
West Richland, WA 99301
Campaign Phone 509-783-5003
Campaign Email
Town where you live West Richland
It’s been my honor and privilege to serve Benton County since 1998, the last 12 of those years as your County Auditor. I have a passion for public service and there is no better way to satisfy this calling than to serve as an Elected Official.
Cybersecurity threats to the election process; budgetary and resource constraints in a challenged economy; misinformation, disinformation, and mal-information
Partnerships with the Secretary of State and national security experts such as CISA; adoption of lean and efficient processes; heightened communication and education for the public regarding the election processes
Increasing voter confidence in the election process through communication and education; voter outreach; and strong partnerships with the media and organizations such as the League
Provide resources that allow voters to learn about the process and security measures that are in place to insure every vote is secure and counts.