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Democrat Nicole Galloway wins race for Missouri state Auditor

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Nicole Galloway

Democratic incumbent candidate Nicole Galloway has been re-elected as the Missouri state auditor in the 2018 midterm elections.

Galloway is a certified public accountant and was previously the Boone County treasurer. She was appointed to office in 2015 by former Democratic Governor Jay Nixon following the death of Tom Schweich.

According to, Galloway’s priorities include delivering results for taxpayers, protecting family’s privacy and representing all Missourians. In her time as auditor, some of her accomplishments include uncovering more than $100 million in waste, fraud, abuse and mismanagement. She has also helped stop the collection of improper fees by municipal courts around the state and led the way to attempt to strengthen schools and government offices against cybersecurity attacks.

Galloway campaigned on exposing fraud, minimizing waste and seizing opportunities to ensure a bright future for all Missourians.

Galloway beat out Republican candidate Saundra McDowell, an Air Force veteran and attorney who was previously director of Enforcement for Missouri’s Secretary of State and assistant attorney general.

She also beat out Libertarian candidate Sean O’Toole, Constitution candidate Jacob Luetkemeyer and Green candidate Don Fitz.

Galloway will serve a four-year term.