Cindy Byrd


Cindy Byrd is a certified public accountant who has served as Oklahoma’s state auditor and inspector since 2019. Having begun her second term in January 2023, she is next up for reelection in 2026. Byrd currently serves as the 2024 auditor-at-large for the State Financial Officers Foundation (SFOF).

Before being elected to office, Byrd began working as director of the County Audit Division in 2011, and in 2013, was appointed deputy state auditor over Local Government Services, a capacity she served in until winning her first election in 2018.

As the state’s top financial officer, Byrd serves as vice chair of the Oklahoma State Pension Commission, a member of the State Board of Equalization, chair of the State Board of Equalization Sub-Committee, and commissioner of the State School Land Commission. She also serves on 10 other boards and commissions, and completed more than 1,400 audits during her first term.

In 2023, SFOF gave Byrd the “Transparency in Government” award.


  • Signed State Financial Officers Foundation (SFOF) organized resolution supporting Israel’s genocide in Gaza and committing to invest in SFOF bronze-sponsor Israel Bonds despite “Moodys and Standard and Poors (S&P) have[ing] recently downgraded Israel’s credit score, citing a negative outlook on Israel’s economy (5/14/24)

Recent Campaign Filings

Statements of Financial Interests

Contact Information

Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector 
2300 N. Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 123
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Phone: (405) 521-3495
Email: (Megan Winburn, assistant to the state auditor)

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