Democrat Gary Trauner announced earlier this year that he is seeking the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Senator John Barrasso. Trauner lost two previous bids for federal office losing in U.S. House races to Barbara Cubin and Cynthia Lummis.
The 58-year-old Trauner has lived in Wyoming for 28 years and has been active in Teton County in a variety of roles including Chief Operating Officer of St. John’s Medical Center, co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of OneWest.net, a regional internet service provider and Vice President of Finance of Teton Trust Company, one of the first private trust investment firms in the State of Wyoming. Trauner is also a former school board chairman and is currently Executive Director of the Jackson Hole Youth Lacrosse Club. He discusses a variety of issues with Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck.