As Clark County treasurer, I enthusiastically endorse Jim McIntire for state treasurer, and so have many major newspapers and 28 county treasurers in Washington state. McIntire has managed the state treasury smartly in tough economic times. For example, as state treasurer, McIntire provided the leadership that helped guide the city of Wenatchee to develop a financial solution to avoid a possible default of bonds. It is clear McIntire deserves our vote. His experience in managing the public's money has served Washington state well compared with his opponent, who came from out of the blue and has no known state treasury management experience.