Gary Trauner

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Gary Trauner
Personal details
Born (1958-12-15) December 15, 1958 (age 59)
Scarsdale, New York, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Terry Trauner
Alma mater Colgate University
New York University
Website Campaign website

Gary S. Trauner (born December 15, 1958) is a Wyoming businessman and politician.

He was the Democratic nominee for Wyoming's at-large congressional district (map) in the 2008 U.S. House of Representatives elections.

Trauner was the Chief Operating Officer of St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Jackson, WY. Prior to that, he was co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of He also served as Vice President-Finance of Teton Trust Company. Trauner is currently the Chair of the Aspens Pines Water & Sewer District, serving as a past Chairman of the Teton County School District #1 Board of Trustees, and as a former Vice-Chairman of the Teton County Pathways Task Force.[citation needed]

On December 8, 2017, Trauner announced that he was running as a Democrat for Republican incumbent John Barrasso's seat in the 2018 United States Senate elections.[1]


Trauner holds a bachelor's degree from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University in New York City. After moving to Wyoming about 1990, he worked in business, co-founding, a regional Internet Service Provider.

A resident of Wilson in southern Teton County, Trauner has served as chairman of the Teton County School District #1 Board of Trustees and the District board of the Aspens Water & Sewer District. He is a member of the Open Range Committee of the Jackson Hole Land Trust. He and his wife, Terry, have two children.

2006 U.S. House campaign[edit]

Trauner raised nearly as much money in the first quarter of 2006 as the incumbent Representative Barbara Cubin.[2] In the second quarter he raised more money than Cubin and had more cash on hand at the time.[3] By May 2006, a poll had put Trauner within the margin of error.[4] In mid-August, Congressional Quarterly changed their rating of this race from "Republican Favored" to the more competitive "Leans Republican".[5]

Trauner spoke against trade protectionism and single-payer universal health care, in addition to supporting Second Amendment gun ownership rights and immigration law enforcement."[6] One of Trauner's major issues has been congressional ethics and lobbying reform. Trauner lost 47.8% to Barbara Cubin's 48.3%.

2008 U.S. House campaign[edit]

Trauner ran for again for the seat in 2008, but lost with 43% of the vote to Lummis' 53%.

Trauner was endorsed by Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal.[7]

2018 U.S. Senate campaign[edit]

Trauner announced on December 8, 2017, that he was going to be a candidate for the U.S. Senate[1] against incumbent Republican John Barrasso.[8]

Trauner's website says he will campaign on the Wyoming values of Integrity, Opportunity, Freedom, Community and Security. [9]


  1. ^ a b "Gary Trauner Announces Bid for U.S. Senate - Trauner". Trauner. 2017-12-10. Retrieved 2017-12-11. 
  2. ^ Marie Horrigan (2006-04-22), "WY At-Large: Well-Funded Trauner Poses Threat to Cubin",, Congressional Quarterly, archived from the original on 2006-08-31 
  3. ^ Miller, Jared (2006-06-15). "Trauner fundraising outpaces Cubin". Casper Star-Tribune. 
  4. ^ "Wyoming House Seat in Play", Election 2006, Rasmussen Reports, 2006-05-08, archived from the original on 2006-05-18 
  5. ^ Bob Benenson (2006-08-10), "Big Batch of Rating Changes Reflects Stronger Democratic Breeze",, Congressional Quarterly, archived from the original on 2006-08-13 
  6. ^ "Issues". Gary Trauner for Congress. Archived from the original on 2006-01-06. 
  7. ^ Barron, Joan (2008-10-25). "Gov lauds Trauner, jabs Lummis". Jackson Hole Star Tribune. 
  8. ^ "Democrat Gary Trauner Announces Bid for Wyoming US Senate". U.S. News and World Report. December 8, 2017. Retrieved December 9, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Gary Trauner for U.S. Senate". Trauner. Retrieved 2017-12-11. 

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