State Auditor Racines announces re-election bid

(Riverton, WY) – 4th generation Wyoming native Kristi Racines announced her State Auditor re-election bid in her hometown of Riverton on Saturday, March 19, before the Fremont County Republican Party Convention. With a level head and demonstrated conservative values for fiscal accountability and responsibility, Racines said she is the right person for an important statewide job that shouldn’t be overlooked.

“This office is important to this Republican Party and important to the people of Wyoming. During the last 3 1⁄2 years, we walked our talk of fiscal accountability daily, with every step. We scrutinized every line item, every entry, every dollar,” said Racines.

A licensed Certified Public Accountant and experienced auditor, Racines made headlines in her first term as a staunch transparency advocate. During her first 30 days in office, she produced and turned over six years’ worth of state expenditure data which was previously mired in a legal battle. Within six months, Kristi debuted Wyopen.gov – Wyoming’s online checkbook – with no additional cost to taxpayers.

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“I made a lot of campaign promises four years ago, and I’m proud to say I’ve kept every one of them. We have more work to do, and that’s why I’m seeking reelection. The last few years have been hard. Hard on our businesses, hard on our families, hard on our bank accounts. It’s more important than ever to maintain Wyoming’s fiscal health and think mindfully about our future. We have a job to do. For ourselves. For our children. For our grandchildren. I’m asking voters to let me do my part to move Wyoming forward,” said Racines. “I believe in conservative, cost-effective government. I will continue to uphold the sound and clear fiscally conservative values of Wyoming taxpayers.”

The Wyoming Primary Election will be held on August 16, 2022.

About Kristi Racines

Kristi’s Wyoming roots run deep. She is a 4th generation native, born in Casper and raised in Bar Nunn, Evanston, and Riverton. Because of the opportunities found in Wyoming for her and her family, she and her husband wouldn’t raise their two children anywhere else. They are both active and avid sportsmen – hunting, fishing, and generally enjoying the state’s natural wonders. Kristi holds degrees from the University of Wyoming in accounting and Spanish in addition to being licensed as a Certified Public Accountant. In private practice, she performed audits of Wyoming businesses, nonprofits, and governmental entities. Prior to her election in 2018, she worked in the Wyoming Supreme Court Office of Court Administration where she served as the Chief Fiscal Officer and Director of Human Resources, preparing and managing a statewide budget of approximately 80 million dollars. During her first term, she drew from this experience to make prudent and conservative decisions to ensure fiscal accountability and the security of the State’s funds. She has brought a conservative, cost-focused perspective that protects Wyoming’s financial resources and public lands to her service on the State Loan and Investment Board and the Board of Land Commissioners, and will continue to prioritize the rule of law and Wyoming’s future.

For further information on Kristi Racines for State Auditor, please email [email protected]

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