Dedication to public service.
My name is Kayla White and I am running for the office of the Albany County Clerk. I was born and raised in Huron, South Dakota. I moved to Laramie in 2000 to attend the University of Wyoming where I got my degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. I am married to my husband Matt and we have an 8-year-old daughter Clara. We run about 350 head of momma cows on our family ranch west of town. My daughter Clara is involved in 4-H and will show her cattle and pigs for the first time this year at our county fair.
I starting working at the County Clerk’s Office in 2007 and was appointed as the Chief Deputy in 2009. In that time I have had the opportunity to learn all aspects of the office. I am capable of issuing certificates of title, recording land documents, issuing marriage licenses, liquor licenses, working closely with the Board of County Commissioners, payroll, and payables for the entire county, and also working in all areas of elections. I feel that I am the best candidate for this position due to my experience, integrity, and my dedication to the job. The County Clerk has so many responsibilities and knowing the innerworkings of the office will help with a seamless transition from the current clerk. I have integrity in all areas of the office, especially when dealing with the election process, and can set my personal views aside and perform the duties set forth by the laws that govern the state of Wyoming.
Moving into the future, I would like to see a more seamless process for dealing with commissioner documents such as through DocuSign. This may not seem like a big thing, but when processing multiple documents following a commissioner meeting, this would decrease the cost of mailing and also the time it takes to get documents out and back from different entities. In terms of elections, I would like see Albany County move towards Votes Centers in the 2024 election cycle. This gives the ability of any voter to vote at any polling place on election day. For example, I vote at Harmony school but having vote centers would allow me to vote at the high school through a program called e-pollbooks. This would increase the efficiency and accessibility for all voters on election day.
Lastly, I have been dedicated to working with the public in this office for the past 15 years and hope to continue to do so into the future.