Endorsements

Below is a list of citizens, elected officials and organizations that have endorsed Cindy Gobel for Snohomish County Auditor. All titles are listed for identifying purposes only.

Organizations

National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington State

Thank you National Women’s Political Caucus for your support and endorsement!

Inland Boatmen’s Union

Thank you IBU for your support and endorsement!

AFSCME Council 2 Local 1811CA 

Representing staff from the Auditor, DoIT, District Court, District Court Probation, Finance, Human Services, Medical Examiner, Prosecutor, and Treasurer offices of Snohomish County

Elected Officials

 

Liz Vogeli, Everett City Council, Position 4

Karen Guzak, Snohomish City Council, Position 2

Carin Chase, Edmonds School Board Director

Adrienne Fraley-Monillas, Edmonds City Council Position 3

David Simpson, Candidate for Everett Port Commissioner

Charlene Rawson, Former Everett City Council

 

“We are lucky in our modern times to have so many strong, intelligent, capable, and accomplished women who have stepped up to run for office. One, in particular, is Cindy Gobel. Cindy is running to be the next Snohomish County Auditor and she is one of the strongest candidates we have ever seen.

Not only does she have years of experience in all aspects of the position, not only has she dedicated much of her life to making her community better but she has also been a union shop steward advocating to protect workers’ rights. Cindy trains current Auditors and Election Administrators in Election law compliance.

Cindy is trusted, dedicated, and ready to be the kind of servant-leader that Snohomish County needs. Join me in voting for Cindy Gobel for Snohomish County Auditor.”

Megan Dunn

Candidate for County Council Position 2

“I encourage everyone to vote for a great leader, Cindy Gobel. Cindy has fought for the workers in the auditor’s office, she has decades of experience and, best of all, she trains all the county auditors and election officials in the state. Let’s vote for the woman who teaches the auditors how to audit! Join me in voting for Cindy Gobel!” Liz Vogeli

Everett City Council Position 4

“Cindy was great to work with for years, she’s knowledgeable and dedicated to ensuring Snohomish County has great leadership.”

Mikel Anderson

Former Snohomish County Animal Services Officer

Community Leaders

“Cindy has the integrity you want your community leaders to possess. Her unwavering commitment to be an active member in her community is something I aspire to. Cindy is unrelenting in her determination to make Snohomish County government reflect our values and standards; inclusive, informed, and legally compliant. Standards we should want not just for ourselves, but for our community. Our leadership should be someone who’s willing to put in the hard work and effort.

Cindy Gobel is that leader. She’s overcome several life altering hurdles and continues to persevere. She’s the only person I know who was working full time, a single mom and put herself through law school – if that doesn’t tell you what you need to know about Cindy Gobel, then I don’t know what else will.

Vote for Cindy Gobel – the change we need in our local government” Sandy Chapin

Marysvillle School District

“I’ve known Cindy for 11 years. She’s always been active in her community and a great friend. She’s advocated for community education and participation for as long as I’ve known her. Everyone love’s Cindy’s energy and her drive to better our community.” Shane Richard

Boeing

“I have known Cindy for years and she’s always been dedicated to serving her community. She’s smart, dedicated, and get’s the job done!” Christopher Guerrero

Boeing

“I was fortunate enough to work for Cindy when I was with Snohomish County Elections. She is savvy, intelligent and a dedicated leader. So proud to call her a friend!” Kristine Storle

Former Snohomish County Elections and Animal Services Dispatcher

“Cindy will be a win-win for Snohomish County. I endorse her and wholeheartedly support her!” 

Mary Rollins

38 LD member

“Working side by side with Cindy for 11 years afforded me the opportunity to see her devotion to quality customer service and work hands on with our community.

Witnessing her dedication to those she served daily, supporting and uplifting her coworkers, and truly representing the Auditor’s office with the character and integrity that she naturally holds are just a handful of reasons why I’m supporting Cindy in her run for Snohomish County Auditor.” Elena Cervantes

Former Snohomish County Elections

“For as long as I’ve known Cindy, she has been talking about election law and county compliance. She focuses on what needs to be done and makes it happen. I’m excited for her as she’ll be great as the next Snohomish County Auditor.”

Roy Pablo

Small Business Owner of CoSalish Design and Lighting

“I’ve known Cindy professionally and as a friend for many years. She is always focusing on community growth and enrichment, while modeling strong family values for her children.”

Ananda Pablo

Small Business owner of Essential Earth Organic Salon

“Cindy has a dedication to transparency and access for voters. She worked for years in the Snohomish County Auditor’s office by navigating voters and officials through election processes. I know Cindy will be an asset to the County as the Auditor, which is why I am endorsing Cindy Gobel for County Auditor in 2019.”

Louis Harris

NAACP of Snohomish County

letters to the editor that were submitted in support of Cindy

County Auditor: Gobel’s qualified and prepared to lead office

My wife and I are supporting Cindy Gobel for Snohomish County Auditor. Gobel is well qualified, competent and prepared to be Snohomish County Auditor. Gobel’s opponent was an assistant elections superintendent for King County when there were two recounts for governor in which Dino Rossi won two count and lost the third because additional ballots were found. No other county had that problem.

Elect Cindy Gobel for Snohomish County Auditor

Frauna and Erv Hoglund, Marysville

Everett Herald October 25, 2019

Vote for Gobel

Isn’t the underlying job of a civil servant to serve the public?

If that’s the case, and I’m most certain it is, wouldn’t we want the candidate with copious amounts of community involvement in that role? The answer is yes, and that candidate is Cindy Gobel, she’s running for Snohomish County auditor.

Anyone who takes a close look will clearly see that she is the better choice. Her years of service to our community far outweigh her opponents.

A large part of her platform is based on community involvement and bringing together organizations to help build a foundation for youth. To assist in the navigation of the voting system and help close the gaps where many community groups feel neglected. Thus, helping to improve voter turnout.

Her lifelong dedication to community is demonstrated at the local, county and state levels. Gobel has the foundation, let’s give her the opportunity to do it.

Nancy Rambo, Arlington

Marysville Globe October 28, 2019

Vote for Gobel

Isn’t the underlying job of a civil servant to serve the public?

If that’s the case, and I’m most certain it is, wouldn’t we want the candidate with copious amounts of community involvement in that role? The answer is yes, and that candidate is Cindy Gobel, she’s running for Snohomish County auditor.

Anyone who takes a close look will clearly see that she is the better choice. Her years of service to our community far outweigh her opponents.

A large part of her platform is based on community involvement and bringing together organizations to help build a foundation for youth. To assist in the navigation of the voting system and help close the gaps where many community groups feel neglected. Thus, helping to improve voter turnout.

Her lifelong dedication to community is demonstrated at the local, county and state levels. Gobel has the foundation, let’s give her the opportunity to do it.

Nancy Rambo, Arlington

Marysville Globe October 28, 2019

Vote for Gobel

Growing up in a conservative family and being the only member that doesn’t fall in line with that party’s typical beliefs has left me the odd man out at most family gatherings.

But the one thing we all agree on is that Cindy Gobel should be our next Snohomish County auditor.

We are well-aware the position is nonpartisan but that doesn’t mean the person holding office is. It’s important to my family that the person elected be one of honor and integrity. We asked both candidates: “What political party are you affiliated with?”

Gobel was honest and forthcoming. Her opponent, Garth Fell, was not. I was disappointed by his response but given his track record in King County I’m not surprised.

Gobel’s an active member in the Democratic Party but explains that her 14 years of working in a nonpartisan office is how she conducts herself as a leader. Noting that while the position is nonpartisan, she is entitled to her own opinions outside of the office. But when in office a nonpartisan role means to follow the law and implement it. In her response to my question she included a podcast that highlights how to work in a nonpartisan office in a partisan world. Gobel was helpful and chockful of information. Combine that with her education, law degree and all the years of experience, and my Republican-heavy family is throwing our support behind Gobel.

Steven Albro, Marysville

Marysville Globe October 28, 2019

Vote for Gobel

As a former King County voter, I know all too well of Garth Fell. The duty of elections is assuring the integrity of the process. Who remembers the 2004 Dino Rossi race? If you don’t – please look it up. Ballot counts were astronomically off and Garth Fell certified the false results. Ballots were later found in a closet.

In the 2019 primary why were there 20 more ballots counted than received? If it was a software bug, then the entire state would’ve had the same issue – which wasn’t the case.

Why as a candidate, and an election manager with access to ballots and voting systems, has Fell not removed himself from managing voting processes? He signed election certification documents as well as stated at the Lake Stevens Candidate Forum that he has oversight of the 2019 General Election.

Whether poor judgement or intentional – surely, he must realize the conflict of work and campaigning. Cindy Gobel removed herself from Snohomish County oversight in January.

Fell’s office purposely delayed installing ballot boxes mandated by legislation. It took a fellow Granite Falls voter two years of consistently calling Fell before she requested a law at the state level, to get one installed.

Voter turnout in Snohomish County is low and everyone wonders why? Voters in rural communities are marginalized because of Fell’s management. I urge Snohomish County voters to do their research on both candidates.

Vote for Cindy Gobel. Kelly Moselage, Granite Falls

Marysvillle Globe October 28, 2019