Elected Experience: Lawyer for whistleblowers, devoted husband and father, son of Auschwitz survivor, community leader. Jeff has never sought political office.
Other Professional Experience: Jeff has managed financial investigations of the misuse of our tax dollars for 30 years. At a top-ten nationwide law firm, he represents whistleblowers reporting corporations for defrauding the government. Previously an Assistant US Attorney, he supervised financial investigations of companies stealing from low-income housing programs.
Education: JD, University of Chicago; BA, University of Michigan
Community Service: Recent board president of Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest, board member of an environmental whistleblower organization, leader in Washington State Association for Justice.
Statement: Jeff Sprung is the only candidate with hands-on financial audit and investigations experience, having returned over $750 million to citizens from financial fraud by drug companies and big banks. Jeff is not a career politician. He has spent his career fighting alongside whistleblowers to demand openness and accountability from government – and corporations doing business with government.
In the recent legislative session, Jeff was the only candidate demanding Olympia politicians stop diverting citizen-mandated Auditor funding. Jeff will restore the trust and morale of this office and bring an experienced, outsider’s perspective to auditing government. A reproductive freedom champion, Jeff will safeguard women's health funding from partisan audits. He will be the independent voice to give us the government we want.
“As an experienced financial watchdog, I’ll work every day to make government more transparent, assuring our hard-earned tax dollars are spent as we intend. I’ll demand accountability from government and corporations that receive government dollars or tax breaks.”
Jeff is endorsed by Attorney General Bob Ferguson; Washington State Labor Council; 40 elected officials; Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest Board members; Bellevue, Pierce, and other Firefighters; Spokane, Snohomish, King County Democrats; retired 20-year Auditor Brian Sonntag.