OLYMPIA… Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, released this statement in reaction to the federal indictment of state Auditor Troy Kelley.
“The damage has been done and it’s time for Troy Kelley to resign immediately. There is nothing he can do to restore public trust given his evasion and silence on these serious allegations. We have grave concerns the office of the auditor can be effective as the state’s top watchdog with Troy Kelley as its leader. Once public trust is damaged, it is very difficult to restore. The people of Washington expect the highest standards of transparency from the auditor’s office and those standards have not been met.”