The term is four years with no term limit and compensation of $92,000. No Democrat filed for office.
What reasons might voters have to place their confidence in you?
Cynthia I. Cloud (R): With a proven track record as the current State Auditor and a vision to provide accountability and transparency to taxpayers, I am continuing to advocate for excellence in financial reporting, reducing paper transactions, improving fiscal management, and streamlining processes. As a certified public accountant and small business owner, I will continue to provide taxpayers good government and work to deliver results for the State of Wyoming.
Are there new policies or programs you would like to implement and if so how would you accomplish them?
Cynthia I. Cloud (R): Leveraging technology for a more efficient government is a top priority of the next term. Our current financial IT system has not been bid since 1989. While we have upgraded to the most current version of software, there are many inefficiencies and opportunities to maximize the investment. I will be leading the charge to position Wyoming with a more efficient, user friendly, citizen-centric financial accounting system.
As a member of the State Loan and Investment Board (SLIB), how would you weigh the competing requests of municipalities and counties for loans, for example when an application might benefit a single for-profit corporation?
Cynthia I. Cloud (R): As a member of the SLIB, I have worked to support local infrastructure, fire trucks, ambulances, or other projects. The SLIB serves as a safety net to assist communities that lack local funding. I weigh each application independently. Site visits are important to see the project firsthand, meet with the community, and ask questions. I also analyze factors such as the construction readiness, alternative funding, and local contribution to the project.