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Scott Fitzpatrick On Why He Should Continue As Missouri’s Treasurer

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Tim Bommel
House Communications
State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick asks a question of a task force recommending where federal coronavirus funds should go.

Missouri Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick returns to Politically Speaking to talk with St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum and Jaclyn Driscoll about his bid for a full four-year term.

The Republican statewide officeholder is squaring off against Democrat Vicki Englund in November. Englund's episode of Politically Speaking will be posted later this week.

Here’s what Fitzpatrick had to say on the show:

Fitzpatrick served three full terms in the Missouri House, including two years as the chairman of the powerful House Budget Committee. Gov. Mike Parson appointed the Barry County Republican to be treasurer in early 2019 after Eric Schmitt was picked to be attorney general.

Fitzpatrick is a native of Shell Knob, a community about 40 miles from Branson. He started a dock-repair business while he was in high school, a company that grew dramatically while he was in college.

After state Rep. David Sater term-limited out of the House, Fitzpatrick won a Republican primary for his seat – the real contest in the heavily GOP district. He became House Budget chairman in 2017, which gave him a major say over how to craft Missouri’s spending priorities.

Follow Jason Rosenbaum on Twitter: @jrosenbaum

Follow Jaclyn Driscoll on Twitter: @DriscollNPR

Follow Scott Fitzpatrick: @MOTreasurer

Music: “Tell the Truth” by Derek and the Dominos

Jason is the politics correspondent for St. Louis Public Radio.
Jaclyn is the Jefferson City statehouse reporter for St. Louis Public Radio.

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