The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Who is Matt Kuhl?


September 6, 2018

To The Eagle:

By now I’m sure you’ve seen the signs and heard the name Matt Kuhl, who is running for our county Auditor, but I’m here to tell you, most of you don’t know who he is. As his stepfather, I’ve known him most of his life. I first met Matt at the Christmas Tree Lighting the weekend of Thanksgiving in 1993 where he was singing with his twin sister Megan Kuhl and my son, Scott. Through those kids, I met their mother, Sandi Kuhl, who worked as a therapist at Columbia View Nursing Home. We married the following summer and her kids became my kids.

As Matt grew up I noticed he had a fascination with numbers at a young age. He was a gifted athlete who demonstrated confidence and team leadership skills while bringing home three trophies from State Baseball. After graduating from Wahkiakum, he attended Wenatchee Valley College. During the summer he worked for U.S. Forest Service. He volunteered to work in Florida after a tragic hurricane, helping the elderly repair their homes. While there, he worked alongside National Guards and this installed his desire to serve our country by joining the Army. He completed two tours in Iraq, serving five years and honorably discharged as a squad leader and E5 Sergeant. He returned to Colorado (Ft. Carson) and enrolled in college to begin his pursuit of an Accounting Degree. He became homesick so he completed his degree while commuting from Cathlamet to WSU Vancouver. After graduating, he was hired on with Futcher, a CPA firm in Kelso, and bought a home in Cathlamet. He quickly became involved in our community including joining the local VFW chapter and attending city council and county commissioner meetings, and is treasurer for Wahkiakum’s Chamber of Commerce.

Wahkiakum County Auditor’s office manages millions of our tax dollars and we need to have accountability, experience, leadership skills and the education to ensure the department is utilized efficiently and effectively. Matt Kuhl has all this and more. A vote for Matt Kuhl is a step in the right direction for the future of Wahkiakum County!

Still not sure about Matt Kuhl? He wants to meet each and every one of you over the next two months. He is available by Phone: 360-953-9212, Email:, and Facebook: He wants to hear from you. He is going door to door to talk and get to know you, and is looking forward to next month's forum. I encourage you to get to know Matt. You won’t be disappointed. I’m very proud of his willingness to having served our country and now, our community. I’m proud to call him my son.

David Hendrickson



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