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McGuiness running for State Auditor

Feb 8, 2018

Rehoboth Beach City Commissioner Kathy McGuiness is making a bid for State Auditor.

She is a pharmacist and former small business owner and has served the City of Rehoboth Beach for the better part of the last 17 years.

McGuiness joins former State Representative and fellow Democrat Dennis E. Williams in the race. She says she wants to use the Auditor’s office to increase the value of taxpayer dollars.

“As a small business owner, I know what it means to hold people accountable, and create and stick to a budget, manage people, and I know the value of the dollar,” said McGuiness.

McGuiness ran for Lieutenant Governor in 2016, finishing third in a six-person Democratic primary.

Current State Auditor, Republican Tom Wagner, was appointed to the position in 1989 and has won re-election ever since.  He has not announced whether he will seek another term.

McGuiness says the office is ready for a change.

“We need an auditor that can not only audit manage and inspire, but we really need a fresh voice; fresh eyes,” said McGuiness.