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Gary Trauner

“I want to ensure that Wyoming and the United States are prosperous and secure. I want to ensure that we are committed to democracy and our constitution, that we respect and celebrate our diversity, that we provide equal opportunity for all and that we define ourselves not only by our economic prosperity, but by the quality of our lives and how we interact with others.”

Gary Trauner is one of several Democrats working to rebuild the party in the West with his no-nonsense approach to governing and uncompromising values. As a Wyoming businessman he understands that the government cannot afford to continue its fiscally irresponsible budgeting any longer. He strongly believes that Wyoming must develop on its terms.

A graduate of Colgate University with a Masters of Business Administration from the Stern School of Business at NYU, Trauner has been active in public service throughout his adult life. He has served in both elected and appointed capacities and is a former Chairman of the Teton County School Board. Trauner also has considerable experience in the private sector. He is the co-founder and CFO of Cell Response Formulation, LLC, a Wyoming health and nutrition company. His work – in and out of government – has shown him how issues and policies can have a tremendous effect on the lives of everyday working people. He knows that Wyomingites care deeply about being able to afford quality health care, provide their children with educational opportunities, balance family and work, earn a decent living wage, and ensure their freedoms.

Trauner is committed to protecting the freedoms and rights established by our founding fathers. From the right to be free from unwarranted searches to the right for individuals to bear arms. To Trauner, this means that people must have a small responsive government that provides educational and business opportunities to keep our economy thriving and our nation strong.

Trauner knows our country needs to move toward sustainable energy independence and that we must develop new technologies and implement them as quickly as possible, but in the meantime we must bridge this with cleaner coal, American oil and natural gas. He believes that quality and affordable health care must be provided for all. In Congress, he will work to ensure that all Americans have the basic health care coverage that they need and deserve.

21st Century Democrats knows that Gary Trauner will be a responsible and hard-working representative for the people of Wyoming and we are proud to support his campaign.

Race Facts

Race Type: Open Seat (currently Republican)
Primary Election Opponent: None
Primary Election Date: August 19, 2008
Primary Election Result: Undecided
General Election Opponents: Barbara Cubin (incumbent)
General Election Date: November 4, 2008
General Election Result: Lost, 42.8% – 52.6%


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