Vote for Karlee Provenza

Wyoming House of Representatives

Wyoming can't wait!

Justice is
more than The
American Legal System

It's how we value and work for the people of wyoming

Vote Provenza
November 3

Vote early Sept. 18 – Nov. 2
– Albany County Courthouse

Vote on Election day – Nov. 3
– Linford Elementary

I know firsthand the struggles working families face - I’m the product of one. I’m a young woman, an expert in criminal justice, and an experienced community organizer who is willing to fight for a brighter future in Wyoming. My home is in beautiful West Side Laramie, and I will be proud to represent the many different communities of my district at the Wyoming State Legislature.

My Story

I’m a 30-year-old woman who’s invested in working for a brighter future in Albany County and Wyoming.

I grew up poor, sometimes on public assistance. In 2005, like so many other families, we lost our home to foreclosure. A year later a fire burned my grandmother's house down, my second home. With two permanently disabled parents who did everything they could to provide but weren’t able to get ahead, I knew that the deck was stacked against me. At 16 I left home and school.

Through hard work, piles of student debt, and the grace of those who believed in me, I beat the odds, went to college, and am currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Wyoming, where I’m also a lecturer.

My obsession with justice has driven my research on the psychology of the American legal system and guided my advocacy efforts in my community. I deeply love Laramie and the beautiful state of Wyoming, and I’m willing to work on its behalf. Since 2018, I have been the executive director of Albany County for Proper Policing, which works to bring reforms, transparency, and accountability to local law enforcement.

My husband Nate, and I look forward to building our lives here and to helping build our community along the way. And I look forward to listening to members of my community on their ideas about criminal justice, healthcare, economic instability, public lands, and more.

I will go to the Legislature not with my own interests in mind, but with the many voices and values of the communities I’m a part of in Laramie.

Outdoor Adventurers

I am an avid outdoorswoman who mountain bikes, skis, hikes, camps, and photographs the incredible landscapes and wildlife of Wyoming. Wyoming’s beautiful country is why I will never leave this great state.

Economically Insecure

I am the product of a working-class family who struggled to make ends meet. I know what it’s like to work paycheck to paycheck, be sick without health insurance, and feel stuck in poverty with little opportunity to get ahead.

Fierce Women

Women face specific challenges in Wyoming. We are far more likely to be minimum wage earners and far less likely to have access to healthcare. The gender pay gap, domestic violence, inadequate childcare, and a lack of political representation are all issues I will work to fight against.

Community Advocates

As the Executive Director of Albany County for Proper Policing, I have had the privilege of listening to my neighbors in Albany County on what issues and solutions they see in policing, mental health services, and local government.

Academics & Educators

I will complete my doctoral degree at the University this Summer. During my time as a PhD student, I have been an invited speaker, instructor, and board member for an organization aimed at improving science communication. My formal education has provided me with opportunities to speak at international conferences and work on research I am passionate about.

Young People

As an educated, 30-year-old woman, I understand millennial issues. We’re highly educated, economically insecure, and have a lot of student loan debt. Being a young woman, I also know what it's like to face the uncertain future of employment in Wyoming.