Nicole Galloway to be sworn in as State Auditor

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JEFFERSON CITY- Former Boone County Treasurer Nicole Galloway will be sworn in as Missouri State Auditor Monday afternoon. 

Galloway replaces interim auditor John Watson, who took over for Tom Schweich after his death in late February. 

Her move to Jefferson City however leaves a hole at the Boone County Treasurer's office. KOMU received confirmation Friday afternoon from the Boone County Commission's office that former county treasurer Kay Murray will be named the interim county treasurer. Murray has plenty of experience in the role. She served as Boone County treasurer for 33 years before retiring from the post in 2010. 

County commissioner Janet Thompson said Murray will only be in this position on an interim-basis, since the Boone County Commission's office does not have the power to appoint a treasurer full-time. Murray will serve as treasurer for the rest of Galloway's term, which runs until 2016, or until Governor Jay Nixon appoints a new one. Thompson said she is very excited to have Murray come out of retirement and serve the public again. She also said the office is sad to see Galloway leave, but believes she will do a great job representing Boone County in Jefferson City. 

The event is at 3 p.m. in the capitol building. State Supreme Court Cheif Justice Mary Rhoades Russell will administer the oath of office. 

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