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Secretary of State Kim Wyman Biography

Kim Wyman

Kim Wyman is Washington’s 15th Secretary of State, currently serving in her first term. Elected in 2012, Kim Wyman is the second female Secretary of State in Washington history. Before becoming Secretary, Kim served as Thurston County Auditor for 12 years, overseeing the county’s elections, licensing, recording and financial services. During her tenure, the Thurston County Auditor's Office won four National Achievement Awards for significant innovations in county government as well as five Government Finance Officers Association Certificates of Achievement for excellence in financial reporting. As Auditor, Kim served on state and national election reform groups, including the Pew Center on the States Election Initiatives - Voter Registration Modernization and Performance Index of Elections work groups. Secretary Wyman is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Troy State University in Alabama. Kim is past president of the Washington State Association of County Auditors and is a member of the Lacey Rotary Club and a number of charitable and nonprofit organizations. Kim resides in Lacey with her husband, John. The Wymans have two children. Secretary Wyman enjoys running, Zumba, weightlifting, music, and attending her children's sporting events.