Three candidates file to run for Missouri State Auditor

Three candidates—two Republicans and one Democrat—filed to run for Missouri State Auditor. The Republican primary will take place on Aug. 2, while the general election will take place on Nov. 8. The current auditor, Nicole Galloway (D), is not running for re-election.

Missouri Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick will face state Rep. David Gregory in the Republican primary. Former state Rep. Alan Green is the Democratic candidate.

Galloway was appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon (D) in 2015 and won re-election with 50.4% of the vote in 2018. She ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2020, losing to Gov. Mike Parson (R) in the general election 57%-41%.

The office of the auditor acts as the state’s independent watchdog, working to ensure the proper use of public funds and to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Missouri government. This is achieved through auditing of state agencies, boards and commissions, the circuit court system, the counties in Missouri that do not have a county auditor, and other political subdivisions upon request.

The auditor’s office is the only state executive office on the ballot in Missouri this year. The remaining offices of governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, and treasurer are elected in presidential election years. Each of those offices will next be up for election in 2024.

Several other types of offices are on the ballot in Missouri this year, including one U.S. Senate seat, eight U.S. House seats, 17 state Senate seats, 163 state House seats, two seats on the Missouri Supreme Court, and 12 seats on the Missouri Court of Appeals. There are also two certified statewide ballot measures this year along with dozens more potential measures yet to be certified.