Gov. Jay Nixon appoints Boone County Treasurer as new state auditor
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Gov. Jay Nixon appoints Boone County Treasurer as new state auditor

Date: April 14, 2015
By: Steven Anthony
State Capitol Bureau

Governor Jay Nixon announced Tuesday that Boone County Treasurer Nicole Galloway will be the new Missouri state auditor by the end of April
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Wrap: Galloway has served as Boone County Treasurer since being appointed to the position in 2011.

Nixon says her experience and reputation as treasurer will be an asset for the auditor's office.

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Description: "Known for professionalism, intelligence, and integrity, Nicole Galloway is a tough, energetic and fair-minded auditor who will be outstanding wawtchdog for taxpayers."

Minutes after the announcement, the Missouri Republican Party released a statement, saying in part, "Nicole Galloway is entirely beholden to Jay Nixon."

Galloway will take office during the week of April 27.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Steven Anthony.

Less than two months after the death of Auditor Tom Schweich, Governor Nixon ended the wait for a new state auditor by appointing the Boone County Treasurer to the position.
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Wrap: 32-year-old Nicole Galloway will fill the term of the late auditor Tom Schweich after his death in late February and she seems to have already made future plans.

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Description: "I wouldn't have accepted this position if this wasn't something that I was committed to. I want to serve. I enjoyed my public service as Boone County Treasurer and I look forward to moving into this role. And so, as it stands, it would be my intention to run in 2018."

The Missouri Republican Party released a statement saying Governor Nixon put politics ahead of voters wishes when he appointed Galloway, a Democrat, to fill Republican Tom Schweich's term.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Steven Anthony.  

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