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Pat McCarthy | Executive, Pierce County

Pat McCarthy is the Pierce County Executive. She is a consensus-builder who wants the county to overcome challenges and thrive.

Her priorities include improving the region’s transportation systems, retaining businesses and attracting new ones, making county government more efficient and transparent, and planning for livable communities with safe streets, quality parks, clean air and a stable infrastructure. She is excisted about opportunities for the county, including planning for the 2015 US Open championships at Chambers Bay, which will produce a huge economic benefit for the entire region.

Pat has been in public service nearly all her adult life. She started out as an advocate for rape victims. She later served on the Tacoma School Board for 12 years and as County Auditor for six years.

On a personal note, Pat has lived here since 1975. She moved to Tacoma with her husband John, a Bellarmine grad and now a Superior Court Judge. Pat and John have four adult children and seven grandchildren.

They are the reason Pat wants to make Pierce county an even better place to live, work and play.