Gary Alexander



2nd District
Position 1
Olympia

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About Gary

PERSONAL:
Gary Alexander is a native Washingtonian. He was born in Seattle and moved to Thurston County in 1971. Gary and his wife Donna live in Thurston County with their two small dogs, Sophie (Maltese) and Molly (Yorkie). In addition to spending time with his family and friends, Gary enjoys golfing, fishing, traveling, and listening to books on audio tapes.

EDUCATION:
BA in business statistics, University of Washington
MBA in business and finance, Pacific Lutheran University

OCCUPATION:
Thurston County Auditor, Current
Deputy Auditor, Thurston County, 2000 to 2013
Finance Manager, Philip Services, 1998 to 2000
Chief Financial Officer, Behavioral Health Resources, 1996 to 1998
Finance and program manager, Washington state government, 1971 to 1996
Industrial engineer and management consultant for private industry, 1967 to 1971

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Industrial engineering, management consultant
State government budget and finance officer
Part-time instructor of finance and marketing in local colleges

HOUSE LEADERSHIP ASSIGNMENTS:
Capital Campus Design Advisory Committee
Group 4410 – McCleary Education Decision
Ranking Republican, House Ways and Means Committee
Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee (JLARC) – Executive Committee
Joint Committee on Employment Relations
State Actuary Appointment Committee
Caseload Forecast Council
Washington State Gambling Commission

LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES:
Health care
Economic development
Budget management

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
Current:
Board of Directors, Thurston County Boys and Girls Club
Member, North Thurston Kiwanis
Board of Directors, Washington State Historical Society
Advisory Board, Pacific Lutheran University School of Business
Advisory Board, Washington Small Business Development Council

Former:
Olympia Port Commissioner, 1993 to 1996
Past President and Board Member, North Thurston Kiwanis
Board Member, Thurston County Economic Development Council, 1993 to 1996
Chairman and Board Member, Washington State Employees Credit Union, 1981 to 1990
Member, Lewis County Flood Control Task Force