Monday, January 14, 2019

Fitzpatrick sworn in as Missouri state treasurer

(From State Treasurer Scott Fitchpatrick)

Scott Fitzpatrick was sworn-in as Missouri’s 47th State Treasurer today in a ceremony officiated by Barry County Associate Judge Johnnie Cox.

Following his swearing-in, Fitzpatrick reiterated his commitment to fiscal restraint as well as supporting small businesses and Missouri families.

“My experience as a business owner has prepared me to lead the Treasurer’s Office,” Fitzpatrick said. “When people depend on you for their paycheck to provide for their families, you learn quickly how important strong decision making is, how important adequate planning is, and how important it is to be responsible. I view the role of the State Treasurer as a protector of state funds so that Missouri schools can continue to be fully funded, Missouri businesses can continue to grow, and Missouri families can continue to prosper—all which ensure that Missouri will continue to thrive.”

Governor Parson and leadership from the General Assembly congratulated Treasurer Fitzpatrick on his new role.

“As a small business owner and legislator, Scott has built his career with a proven track record of being a wise steward and protector of the people’s money,” Governor Parson said. “From his experience as House Budget Chairman, Scott is fully qualified, ready to lead, and brings strong fiscal conservative principles to the Treasurer’s office.”

“Scott will serve Missouri well in this important role,” House Speaker Elijah Haahr said. “Since we were elected to the House in 2012, I have seen, firsthand, his deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges of Missouri’s budget. His leadership in the House’s efforts to produce a fiscally responsible and balanced budget over the last six years demonstrates why there is no better steward of the people’s money than Scott.”

“Scott has a consistent, proven record of protecting Missouri taxpayers and their hard-earned dollars,” Senate Majority Leader Caleb Rowden said.” I am excited to see this continue as he serves our state in his new role as State Treasurer."

Governor Parson appointed Fitzpatrick as State Treasurer on December 20, 2018. Fitzpatrick was first elected to the House in 2012, at age 25. He served as Budget Committee Chairman in 2017 and 2018. As chair, Fitzpatrick nearly tripled the state’s budget surplus and fully funded Missouri’s schools for the first time in nearly a decade.

A lifelong Missourian, Fitzpatrick graduated from Cassville High School and the University of Missouri. He and his wife Mallory have two sons, Luke and Carson.

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