Chris lives with his family in South Jordan. He and his wife Candice have five kids whose ages range from 18 down to 6.
Chris and his family lived overseas in Israel for 2 years.
Chris enjoys woodworking and building things with his hands.
Chris served a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Texas Dallas mission.
Winning and holding office
Chris won the Special Election in a landslide (198 to 50 or 79.8%) for Salt Lake County Auditor on February 5, 2022, and was sworn in on February 8, 2022.
Chris knows the County Auditor is more than just an Ombudsman. The County Auditor cannot wait for the public to bring him problems. As your County Auditor, Chris has the training and skills to identify and expose fraud, waste, and abuse.
Chris has RELEVANT, RECENT, and REAL-WORLD experience planning, leading, performing, and most importantly, delivering audit reports that give management and those charged with governance the information necessary to make informed decisions.
Chris is trained to perform audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Governmental Auditing Standards (GAGAS).
Chris has experience being part of the Peer Review Process.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants (UACPA)
Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
Utah Association of Counties (UAC)
Ready To Fight For & Retain The Office Of County Auditor!
IN FOR THE LONG HAUL
The office of Salt Lake County Auditor has experienced unprecedented turnover in the last 20 years. No county auditor has made it a full two terms and most have served just one 4-year term or less! That is a big deal for both the oversight of the county as well as the internal dynamics of the auditor's office. This has resulted in high turnover, lack of consistency and auditing standards, and in some instances lowered moral.
Chris is already turning the office around after winning the special election. As your County Auditor, Chris is fighting to continue representing and protecting the citizens of Salt Lake County from fraud, waste, and abuse.
Chris will campaign and win the office of County Auditor in the General Election later this year, while simultaneously leading the office and providing oversight as County Auditor. Chris is committed to fighting and putting in the long hours of work necessary to keep this trusted position. This tenacity, passion, and expertise will be carried through not just one term, but many more.