Interview With Leland Christensen for Wy State Treasurer [VIDEO]
Glenn Woods interviews Leland Christensen, candidate for Wyoming State Treasure.
In the interview Mr. Christensen said that he would seek ways to increase the returns on Wyoming's investments. His idea is that the state does not need to increase or add new taxes if our investments are doing all the work for us.
He spoke about his "essential tool in the toolkit that shields Wyoming workers from a state income tax." He also said that he sees a way to close the Wyoming school funding gap by improving out investment strategy.
Christensen grew up in Alta, Wyoming where his father was a teacher and small business owner. His family first moved to Wyoming to work in the coal mines and later built successful farming, cattle, and sheep operations.
His family started in small business as a logger and continues today as an auctioneer. He has worked on commission dealing with Judicial Conduct. He has been a Wyoming police officer and has held elected office, including as a state legislator.