State Auditor Brian Sonntag plans to work for a rescue mission in Tacoma after he leaves his state job in January.
State Auditor Brian Sonntag is retiring in January, and he said on Wednesday in an email that he’ll become chief financial officer for a Christian mission in Tacoma. His statement:
“I am very proud to announce that when I conclude my term as state auditor, I will begin working with The Rescue Mission in Tacoma as chief financial officer. The CFO position is a great opportunity to continue serving my community — and in the city where I grew up — after 40 years of public service in both Pierce County and state government.
“I cannot think of a more suitable organization to help make the community a better place than The Rescue Mission. Every day, The Rescue Mission provides 1,000 meals a day to the hungry, shelter and housing to 800 displaced and homeless people, and hours of drug and alcohol rehabilitation, life-skills services and other assistance in six locations and in a Christian-based environment.
“You know, the job of The Rescue Mission CFO is not just about numbers. It is about making a difference in the lives of those in need.”
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Democrat Troy Kelley, of Tacoma, and Republican James Watkins, of Redmond, are battling to replace Sonntag.