Thurston County Deputy Auditor &
Yelm Mayor Ron Harding &
Bachelor Business Degree (BBA) candidate
DON’T YOU FIND INTERESTING THAT MAYOR HARDING’S NEW JOB WAS NOT ANNOUNCED TO YELM FOLKS IN TODAY’S LOCAL NVN, HIS YELM CONSTITUENTS SNUBBED?
“He plans to continue to serve Yelm as its mayor.”
This results in several questions:
1. Can Harding continue to hold both jobs?
when the job description for the Deputy County Auditor states:
“Assures drafting and introduction of appropriate ordinances, resolutions and statutes to improve the operation of the office.”
Isn’t this a conflict-of-interest, to continue to hold both jobs, since many county ordinances may involve the City of Yelm, located within Thurston County, in some manner?
2. How can Harding be a Deputy Auditor when he can’t handle his own financial statements?
and has twice failed to report key information on his F-1 personal financial affairs statement of elected officials filed with the WA State Public Disclosure Commission (PDC):
– February 22, 2013, the NVN notes his role on the Yelm Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors was not disclosed, as required.
– On December 6, 2005, Mayor-elect Harding was notified by the PDC of his failure to disclose real property and Rental Income from the rental property.
3. Harding resigned from Auditor consideration “for doing the right thing for our residents.”
How is accepting a job as Deputy Auditor any different?
What happened to doing the right thing?
4. Does Harding have the skill-set to be a Deputy Auditor or Chief Auditor if Alexander resigns?
You decide when you read an excerpt of his record in Yelm.
5. If the Yelm residents WERE his main concern, why did Harding OMIT
on February 12 telling the business community at his State of the City Address or the Yelm City Council that evening or the NVN on February 15 and 22, after he was hired as Deputy Auditor February 11?
Harding’s own city is the last to know, except for Yelm Community Blog or The Olympian readers.