Nicole Galloway sworn in as Missouri State Auditor

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JEFFERSON CITY - Former Boone County Treasurer Nicole Galloway has been sworn in as the new Missouri State Auditor.

Galloway replaced John Watson, who was named interim auditor by Governor Jay Nixon, following the death of Tom Schweich in February. 

Schweich was found dead from a self inflicted gun shot wound in February. His Media Director, Spence Jackson, was found dead a month later in March. 

Galloway said she will continue to keep the families of Schweich and his late media director Spence Jackson in her prayers. 

Galloway said she will will work to improve cyber security as part of her term as auditor. 

"I am looking forward to starting initiatives regarding cyber security. I think that's very important, and it's something that's really going to effect all Missourians, Missouri's families, you know, it effects me, my children, and you know my grandparents. It effects us all," said Galloway. 

She also said she has every intention of completing audits already in progress and presenting them to the public. 

(Photo courtesy of Tim Bommel)