August 7, 2021
Scott Fitzpatrick has launched his campaign for Missouri State Auditor, highlighting his track record as a job creator, conservative watchdog, and a next-generation leader.
The campaign issued a video announcement available at scottfitzpatrick.com
“Missouri needs an auditor that will be a conservative watchdog for taxpayers,” Scott Fitzpatrick said.
Scott pledges to bring a new generation of leadership to the Auditor’s office. “Missourians are tired of politicians who use the Auditor’s office to target their political opponents for their own gain. Liberals have been in charge of the Auditor’s office for basically two decades. It’s time for a conservative watchdog with a proven record of protecting Missouri taxpayers,” Fitzpatrick said
Scott understands the impact our growing government has on working families and businesses. As a teenager, Scott started his own company, MariCorp U.S., a Shell Knob-based marine manufacturing company that does business coast-to-coast. His experience growing his business inspired him to run for office to fight unnecessary red tape and burdensome regulations.
“I started a small company in high school, and grew it from my dorm room at Mizzou. With a lot of hard work, and the help of great team members, we were able to build that small business into an industry leader with successful projects all across the United States,” Fitzpatrick said. “Missouri families need leaders who have a record of delivering results for taxpayers and who will hold bureaucrats accountable for how they spend your hard-earned tax dollars.”
Scott was first elected State Representative in 2012, at the age of 25, to represent Barry and portions of Stone and Lawrence counties. Serving as Chairman of the House Budget Committee in 2017 and 2018, he was responsible for the drafting and passage of Missouri’s $28 billion annual operating budget. Under Scott’s conservative leadership, the State’s budget surplus nearly tripled to almost $500 million. At the same time, Missouri schools were fully funded for the first time in almost a decade. Scott Fitzpatrick was appointed by Governor Mike Parson and sworn in as Missouri’s 47th Treasurer on January 14, 2019. He was elected to a full term on November 3, 2020.
Serving as Missouri’s State Treasurer, Scott has:
• Returned over 110 million dollars in Unclaimed Property back to Missourians;
• Doubled the size of MO ABLE, Missouri’s savings and investment program for individuals with disabilities and their families;
• Made MOST, Missouri’s 529 Education Plan, more cost-effective for account owners by negotiating lower fees – the plan is now one of the highest-rated in the country;
• Expanded government transparency with the ‘Show-Me Checkbook,’ recognized as one of the country’s most comprehensive state financial data portals.
Serving as State Representative, and House Budget Chairman, from 2012-2019, Scott:
• Spearheaded the passage of Missouri’s largest-ever tax cut;
• Drafted and balanced Missouri’s $28 billion annual budget;
• Tripled the State’s budget surplus to almost $500 million;
• Fully funded Missouri schools for the first time in nearly a decade;
• Stopped tax dollars from going to abortion clinics like Planned Parenthood.
Scott Fitzpatrick said if given the opportunity to serve as Auditor, he would continue prioritizing protecting taxpayers, restoring leadership and integrity to the Auditor’s office, and shining a light on government spending. This is especially important as local governments receive billions in federal stimulus money from the Biden administration yet continue advocating extreme liberal policies, like defunding the police.
“As a business owner, I learned that watching how every dollar is spent is critically important to long term success.,” Scott said. “As Auditor, I will watch over your money as if it were my own. In an era of unprecedented stimulus spending at all levels of government, this job has never been more important to the public. Liberal politicians have used the pandemic as cover to justify spending trillions of dollars of borrowed money to fund their socialist agenda – and we must fight back to stop it. I’ve had the opportunity to live the American dream. I feel a duty to do all I can to help preserve that same opportunity for our kids and grandkids.”
A lifelong Missourian, Scott graduated from Cassville High School and the University of Missouri. He and his wife Mallory have three sons, Luke, Carson, and Noah.
For more information, visit ScottFitzpatrick.com, @FitzpatrickMO on Twitter, and @FitzpatrickMO on Facebook.