Gov. Parson appoints Scott Fitzpatrick as Missouri's next state treasurer

2 months 4 weeks 1 day ago Wednesday, December 19 2018 Dec 19, 2018 Wednesday, December 19, 2018 3:57:00 PM CST December 19, 2018 in News
By: Naomi Klinge, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY - House Budget Chairman Scott Fitzpatrick will become Missouri's next state treasurer.

Gov. Mike Parson announced the appointment at a news conference Wednesday afternoon. The appointment comes after Gov. Parson appointed the current state treasurer, Eric Schmitt, to be Missouri's next attorney general.

Fitzpatrick was elected as a state representative in 2012, when he was 25 years old, and became the house budget chairman. Gov. Parson highlighted Fitzpatrick's experience balancing Missouri's $28 billion budget and providing Missourians tax relief. 

Gov. Parson said as a millennial, Fitzpatrick will be one of the youngest statewide officials in recent times. 

The Missouri GOP said in a statement the governor made a "great choice" in appointing Scott Fitzpatrick to the position. 

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