Madera County Auditor-Controller Marcia Hall is running in the primary election, slated for June 3, to keep the job to which she was appointed some 2 1/2 years ago.
She said the decision to run, made several months ago, “was the next logical thing to do. When I first came in, I thought I could do everything I needed to do to get things in that department where they needed to be, but things happen more slowly in government than I thought they would.”
Hall came from Merced, where she was a partner in the office of national a firm that audits governmental agencies. She lived there with her husband, a Gustine High School teacher, and their son, Evan. Hall said that when she decided to run she knew she would have to move to Madera County, and did move about a year ago to a house in Chowchilla. She said she established residency in Chowchilla and is registered to vote there. Her candidate papers list the Chowchilla home as her residence.
She said her husband was on board with the change. She was being considered for two jobs at the time — the Madera appointment and another job at UC Merced — a few blocks from her Merced home...