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Kristina Swanson - Cowlitz County Auditor

Kris Swanson began working for Cowlitz County in the Elections division 21 years ago, starting at a very, very, very young age.  After serving as Elections Supervisor for seven years, Kris was elected as Cowlitz County Auditor in 1998 and is currently serving in her fourth term. 

Kris graduated from Lower Columbia College in 1995 and became a Certified Elections Registration Administrator (CERA) graduate from Auburn University in 2005 through their Professional Education Program. She is known to aggressively flaunt Washington State’s vote by mail system to other states, including the east coast, as the best method of conducting accurate and transparent elections. 

A lover of red wine, Kris enjoys running and competing in crazy, obstacle course races just to prove she can do it and come out alive. She is a wife and Mom to the two most adorable, high-energy boys, in addition to having a really cool day job.

Kris has enjoyed planning and coordinating this fabulous state elections conference with her two co-chairs, Derek and Marianne, and is looking forward to the retirement from this prestigious responsibility.