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CandidateCheck.Net Launches Background Check Service for Upcoming Elections
Aug 25, 2010 (04:08 PM EDT)

Nonpartisan website seeks to build voters' trust

BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- CandidateCheck LLC today announced the availability of, a website designed to allow candidates the opportunity to have their backgrounds and credentials confirmed by an independent third party source. Authorized by the candidate and conducted by its exclusive partner TalentWise, the background check will consist of a 10 year criminal record search, 10 year civil record search, 10 year employment verification, post-secondary education verification, professional license verification, and a national sex offender registry search. Candidates will have an opportunity to review and dispute the results of their background check prior to public release. Voters will see a summary report of any candidate that completes the check and can track who has been checked.

The organization was founded by David Doud and Todd Owens with a mission of leveraging workforce best practices to increase voter trust and confidence.

According to Doud, "Because formal background screening is not a part of our election process, our democracy suffers. Voters are left to their own devices to sort through the campaign noise and separate fact from fiction in choosing their candidates. If we can better inform just one voter through the adoption of this proven private sector practice, let's do it for the U.S.A."

"Over the past 20 years, pre-employment background screening has become an accepted, if not expected, part of the hiring process," said Todd Owens, general manager of TalentWise, a leading provider of employment screening solutions to thousands of businesses nationwide. "By conducting an appropriate level of due diligence, employers can improve workforce productivity and reduce the risk to their financial assets, their people, and their customers. We are pleased to assist CandidateCheck in its effort to extend the same level of due diligence to candidates for public office."

CandidateCheck plans to publicize those candidates who have, as well as those who have not, conducted their background check on CandidateCheck is currently in discussions with select regional and national media outlets to drive bi-partisan adoption of this tool for voter awareness.

About CandidateCheck LLC:

CandidateCheck is a registered LLC in Washington State. For more information, go to or call 425 440 1244.

About TalentWise:

Intelius Screening Solutions LLC d/b/a TalentWise, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intelius Inc., is an industry leading consumer reporting agency focused on providing businesses, landlords, and households with the information they need to make sound and legally compliant decisions. Through its TalentWise employment screening and onboarding division, the company has earned recognition as the #1 ranked employment screening provider to over 3,000 businesses throughout North America. TalentWise helps make HR, staffing and recruiting professionals' lives easier by driving greater quality from their recruitment-to-hire process through affordable, comprehensive and flexible technology that increases productivity and improves compliance.

In 2009, TalentWise was rated the #1 employment screening solutions provider by HRO Today magazine, the same organization that rated it #1 in Customer Satisfaction in both 2008 and 2009. TalentWise has also been named to Workforce Management Magazine's "The Hot List" in the category, "Employment-Related Screening Providers" for the fourth consecutive year (2007-2010). TalentWise, and its General Manager, have been recognized throughout the industry for their outstanding products, customer service and industry leadership.

For more information about TalentWise, visit

David Doud


425 440 1244

SOURCE CandidateCheck LLC