Gilmore won’t seek re-election as Kitsap County auditor

Retiring after 34 years in county government

Delores Gilmore

Delores Gilmore

PORT ORCHARD — Dolores Gilmore announced Jan. 30 that she will not seek re-election as Kitsap County auditor in November.

The 34-year veteran of Kitsap County government said she is looking forward to joining her husband in retirement and spending more time with the couple’s grandchildren.

“I have been honored to serve as the county auditor since January 2015,” Gilmore said in an announcement of her retirement. “It has been very rewarding to provide essential services to so many people in Kitsap County and I will enjoy completing this last year of my term in office.”

Gilmore served in a number of positions within the county auditor’s office. She served as manager of the Recording Division and then as Elections manager, and was elected auditor in 2014.

“I am looking forward to the next phase of my life and will miss working with so many people who are as dedicated to serving the public as I have been for the last 34 years,” she said.

Candidate filing for the 2018 election begins May 14. Gilmore’s successor will be sworn into office in January 2019.

The assessor is elected for a four-year term and receives an annual salary of $112,216 and benefits.

More in News

Bremerton Councilmember Leslie Daugs announces run for legislature

Rep. Sherry Appleton recently announced her plans for retirement at the end of her term in 2021

<em>Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Peninsula is at 19917 Seventh Ave. in Poulsbo.</em>
                                Photo courtesy of SCCA
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance expanding services in Poulsbo

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is expanding its services and care options at… Continue reading

Bay Street to go ‘full Santa’ on Saturday

Festival of Chimes and Lights takes its 21st bow

Photo courtesy of Patty Pace
                                These students from Patty Pace’s second-grade class last year at South Colby Elementary gathered in a circle to exhibit the true meaning of kindness and how it spreads in an interconnected way.
Rocks, water and the ripples

Second-graders learn how kindness can spread like ripples in the water

Patience and style is the key for local leathercrafter

Main designer and creator Will Webb started Rainier Leather Company back in January

Kilmer queries first-responder agency leaders about mental health issues

Leadership says PTSD has become a ‘retirement disease’

Bremerton elementary school goes into lockdown after reports of burglary suspect nearby

47-year-old Roger Murdock has an outstanding warrant for second-degree burglary

City Council, mayor to scour for holiday spirit

The public is invited to ride along Dec. 16

Silverdale tree lighting kicks off Christmas season in Central Kitsap

Parents and their children came out Saturday evening to witness the arrival… Continue reading

Most Read