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Humboldt CountyCandidate for Auditor-Controller

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Karen Paz Dominguez

Assistant Auditor-Controller
14,847 votes (55.6%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Promote integrity within the office of the Auditor-Controller to mitigate the risk of fraud or the misappropriation of funds.
  • Promote accountability for those charged with governance of public funds as a way to build and maintain public trust.
  • Promote transparency in decision-making processes as well as in the spending of public funds to build and maintain public engagement.



Profession:Assistant Auditor-Controller for Humboldt County
Assistant Auditor-Controller, County of Humboldt (2017–current)
Senior Staff Accountant / Enrolled Agent, Martin, Hutchison, & Hohman, CPAs (2014–2017)
Accountant III, Yurok Tribe (2017–2017)
Staff Accountant, Anderson, Lucas, Somerville, & Borges, CPAs (2012–2014)
Business Intern, Norcal Lead Small Business Development Center (2012–2012)


Humboldt State University Bachelor of Science (B.S.), business administration - accounting (2013)

Community Activities

Secretary, North Bay Rotaract (2014–2015)
Treasurer, LatinoNet (2014–2015)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Humboldt County Democrats
  • Humboldt Public Employees Union (AFSCME 1684)
  • Humboldt & Del Norte Counties Central Labor Council

Organizations (9)

  • In-home Support Workers Union (SEIU 2015)
  • Homeless Voices of Humboldt
  • United Food & Commercial Workers (Safeway, RiteAid, Northcoast Co-op workers) (UFCW 5)
  • Humboldt Public Employees Union (AFSCME 1684)
  • North Coast People's Alliance
  • Humboldt County Green Party
  • Humboldt Progressive Democrats
  • Humboldt & Del Norte Counties Central Labor Council
  • Humboldt County Democrats

Elected Officials (3)

  • Austin Allison, Eureka City Council
  • Brett Watson, Vice-Mayor of Arcata
  • Sofia Pereira, Mayor of Arcata

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