PRESS RELEASE: THE HUMBOLDT COUNTY PUBLIC EMPLOYEES UNION ENDORSES KAREN PAZ DOMINGUEZ FOR AUDITOR-CONTROLLER
Press release from the Humboldt County Public Employees Union:
AFSCME Local 1684, the Humboldt County Public Employees Union, endorses Karen Paz Dominguez for Auditor-Controller. After careful observation and deliberation of candidate statements, Karen has emerged as the obvious choice for our community. In 2016 Humboldt citizens voted down Measures Q and R in recognition of the importance of an independent Auditor-Controller’s office. Karen Paz Dominguez has consistently shown a predilection for transparency and independence in her time as Assistant Auditor-Controller. Her opponent, however, has said in recent public forums that he supports taking greater direction from the Board of Supervisors and CAO’s office—precisely in contradiction to the voice of Humboldt voters.
The need for transparency, integrity and accountability are all the more important following Ms. Paz Dominguez’s discovery of millions of dollars in unmanaged trust funds—which she had the courage to bring to public knowledge.
Karen Paz Dominguez is the best choice for Auditor-Controller. Her knowledge, skill, integrity, and bravery to ensure transparency in County finances has earned her the endorsement of working people and their families.
We encourage everyone to vote for Karen Paz Dominguez for Auditor-Controller by mail or at the polls on June 5th.
-Alythia Noland, President, AFSCME Local 1684
If you missed the live televised forum for the Auditor-Controller candidates, then please watch the recorded video at this link: Auditor-Controller Forum