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Cindy Byrd is an American accountant and politician. She is the Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector.

Cindy Byrd
Auditor of Oklahoma
Assumed office
January 14, 2019
GovernorKevin Stitt
Preceded byGary Jones
Personal details
Born1972/1973 (age 45–46)[1]
Coalgate, Oklahoma, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationEast Central University (BS)

Byrd is from Coalgate, Oklahoma.[2] She graduated from East Central University in 1997, earning a Bachelor of Science in accounting. In 2003, she became a certified public accountant. Byrd became the deputy state auditor under Gary Jones. She was elected Oklahoma State Auditor in the 2018 elections.[3]

2018 Campaign Cindy Byrd received 49.5% of the vote on the primary held on June 26th, 2018. Byrd advanced to the runoff with Charlie Prater.[4] On the runoff held on August 28th, 2018 Byrd defeated Prater with 50.2% of the vote.[5] She moved on to the general election where she faced Libertarian Candidate, John Yeutter. Byrd received the most votes for a state official in Oklahoma in history, with 818,851 votes.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Republican Cindy Byrd, Libertarian John Yeutter tout their credentials in race for state auditor's seat
  2. ^ "Coalgate's own Cindy Byrd to take office as State Auditor and Inspector". Coalgate Record Register. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  3. ^ Ellis, Ashley. "Republican Cindy Byrd to be next Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector". KTUL. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  4. ^ https://newsok.com/article/5605855/byrd-prater-square-off-in-republican-race-for-state-auditor-nomination
  5. ^ https://newsok.com/article/5606372/byrd-wins-republican-runoff-for-state-auditors-nomination
  6. ^ https://ktul.com/news/local/rep-cindy-byrd-to-be-next-oklahoma-state-auditor-and-inspector

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gary Jones
Auditor of Oklahoma
2019–present
Incumbent