Kathy McGuiness is Delaware’s State Auditor and the first woman Delaware’s history to serve in this role.
Kathy was sworn into office in January 2019. McGuiness has identified $86 million in annual efficiency savings, government overspending, and potential revenue sources. She saved $500,000 by bringing audits back in-house and identified government savings of hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars. The Auditor’s Office continues to produce high quality reports in spite of having fewer resources than it had in Fiscal Year 2008.
Under Kathy’s leadership, the Auditor’s Office has become a nationwide leader in innovation and efficiency. McGuiness has created a new mobile app for Delaware taxpayers to report fraud, waste and abuse, and also created an interactive CARES Act Fund Tracker portal.
Prior to state government, Kathy served as a Rehoboth Beach City Commissioner for nearly two decades where she continuously advocated for efficiency, transparency and good government. As a 5-Term Rehoboth Beach Commissioner, Kathy eliminated red tape and streamlined regulations for businesses.
Kathy has been an advocate for the LGBTQ community as well as advocating for women’s rights. She has served on the board of CAMP Rehoboth and earned the endorsement of the Delaware Stonewall PAC. As an ally for the LGBTQ community, Kathy has continually supported and fought for LGBTQ rights. As a pharmacist, McGuiness has been on the front line fighting for greater access to reproductive health care. McGuiness’ record has earned her the endorsement of Mary Ann’s List in the 2018 election.
As a native Delawarean, Auditor McGuiness resides in Sussex County with husband and her three children.