Scott Fitzpatrick

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Scott Fitzpatrick
Auditor-elect of Missouri
Assuming office
January 9, 2023
GovernorMike Parson
SucceedingNicole Galloway
47th Treasurer of Missouri
Assumed office
January 14, 2019
GovernorMike Parson
Preceded byEric Schmitt
Succeeded byTBD
Member of the Missouri House of Representatives
from the 158th district
In office
January 9, 2013 – January 14, 2019
Preceded byWayne Wallingford
Succeeded byScott Cupps
Personal details
Born (1987-09-28) September 28, 1987 (age 35)
Springfield, Missouri, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
SpouseMallory
Children2
EducationUniversity of Missouri (BS)

Scott Fitzpatrick (born September 28, 1987) is an American politician serving as the Missouri State Treasurer until his 2022 election as State Auditor of Missouri. He represented Missouri's 158th District in the Missouri House of Representatives from January 2013 to January 2019.[1][2][3]

In December 2018, Governor Mike Parson appointed fellow-Republican Fitzpatrick to become state treasurer, following the appointment of the previous state treasurer Eric Schmitt as state attorney general effective in January 2019. Fitzpatrick took his new office on January 14, 2019. He was elected to a full term as treasurer in November 2020, defeating former state representative Vicki Englund.[4]

Early life and education[edit]

Fitzpatrick was raised in Shell Knob, Missouri and graduated from Cassville High School in 2006.[5][6] He attended the University of Missouri,[7] graduating in 2010.[8]

Career[edit]

Fitzpatrick founded marine products company MariCorp U.S. in 2003, and is its CEO. Initially a marina and dock repair firm, the company grew into regional contracting and national production, centering on the inland commercial marina market, before entering general and government contracting.[9]

Fitzpatrick was first elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2012 and served from January 2013, winning reelection in 2014, 2016, and 2018 (where he ran unopposed).[10] He represented Barry, Lawrence, and Stone Counties. In addition to serving as Chairman of the Budget Committee, he also served on the Joint Committee on Legislative Research and Public Assistance. He currently lives in Cassville, Missouri.[11]

After former Attorney General Josh Hawley won the November 2018 election for U.S. Senator, Governor Mike Parson appointed State Treasurer Eric Schmitt as Attorney General in January 2019, creating a vacancy in the Office of State Treasurer. Likewise, on December 19, 2018, Governor Parson subsequently appointed Fitzpatrick to the office of state treasurer.[12][13] Fitzpatrick assumed office as state treasurer with a swearing-in ceremony on January 14, 2019.[14][15] Fitzpatrick began campaigning for a full term as state treasurer in November 2019.[16] He defeated three other candidates in the 2020 Missouri State Treasurer election.[17] In July 2021, Fitzpatrick declared his candidacy for the 2022 Missouri State Auditor election.[18][19] He was the first person to do so after Nicole Galloway stated that she would not run for a second term.[20]

Electoral history[edit]

State representative[edit]

Missouri House of Representatives Republican Primary Election, August 7, 2012, District 158[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Scott Fitzpatrick 2,789 41.88%
Republican Mike Bennett 2,235 33.56%
Republican Frank Washburn 1,635 24.55%
Missouri House of Representatives Election, November 6, 2012, District 158[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Scott Fitzpatrick 10,568 79.65% -20.35
Constitution Sue Beck 2,700 20.35% +20.35
Missouri House of Representatives Election, November 4, 2014, District 158[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Scott Fitzpatrick 6,583 100.00% +20.35
Missouri House of Representatives Election, November 8, 2016, District 158[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Scott Fitzpatrick 13,778 100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives Election, November 6, 2018, District 158[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Scott Fitzpatrick 11,348 100.00%

State Treasurer[edit]

Missouri Treasurer Election, November 3, 2020[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Scott Fitzpatrick 1,742,943 59.10
Democratic Vicki Lorenz Englund 1,122,547 38.06
Libertarian Nick Kasoff 64,615 2.19
Green Joseph Civettini 19,107 0.65

State Auditor[edit]

Missouri Auditor Republican primary, August 2, 2022[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Scott Fitzpatrick 378,915 64.69%
Republican David Gregory 206,868 35.31%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gerber, Cameron (29 July 2021). "Scott Fitzpatrick: A timeline of his career". The Missouri Times.
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns – MO State House 158 Race – Nov 06, 2012". Ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  3. ^ Estes-Jones, Charlea (November 6, 2019). "Scott Cupps elected to District 158 House seat". Barry County Advertiser. Retrieved February 5, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "All Results; Official Results". Missouri Secretary of State. Retrieved May 15, 2021.
  5. ^ "Fitzpatrick Named State Treasurer". Stone County Republican/The Crane Chronicle. January 3, 2019. Retrieved March 10, 2022.
  6. ^ Shurr, Alisha (January 14, 2019). "Fitzpatrick sworn in as state treasurer". Missouri Times. Retrieved March 10, 2022.
  7. ^ Gerber, Cameron (July 29, 2021). "Scott Fitzpatrick: A timeline of his career". Missouri Times. Retrieved March 10, 2022.
  8. ^ "MISSOURI TREASURER SCOTT FITZPATRICK: TEENAGE ENTREPRENEUR TO PUBLIC SERVANT". Smart Women Smart Money. June 14, 2021. Retrieved March 10, 2022.
  9. ^ "Our Company". MariCorp. Retrieved May 27, 2019.
  10. ^ "General Election results – Nov. 6, 2018". Lawrence County Record.
  11. ^ "Representative Scott Fitzpatrick". House.mo.gov.
  12. ^ Woodall, Hunter (December 19, 2018). "Parson selects Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick, a critic, as Missouri's next treasurer". The Kansas City Star. Archived from the original on April 5, 2019. Retrieved January 9, 2019.
  13. ^ Wornell, Tyler (December 19, 2018). "Scott Fitzpatrick chosen for treasurer's office". Joplin Globe. Retrieved March 11, 2022.
  14. ^ Hauswirth, Brian (January 4, 2019). "Fitzpatrick to be sworn-in as Missouri Treasurer on January 14". Missourinet.com. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  15. ^ Erickson, Kurt (December 19, 2018). "Parson picks House budget chief to be next Missouri Treasurer". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  16. ^ "Fitzpatrick officially announces for treasurer". Cassville Democrats. November 6, 2019. Retrieved March 10, 2022.
  17. ^ Su, Feiyu (October 19, 2020). "Incumbent treasurer faces three opponents in first election". Columbia Missourian. Retrieved March 10, 2022.
  18. ^ "Scott Fitzpatrick running for state auditor". Springfield Business Journal. July 29, 2021. Retrieved March 10, 2022.
  19. ^ Erickson, Kurt (July 29, 2021). "Missouri treasurer launches run for state auditor next year". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved March 10, 2022.
  20. ^ King, Caitlin R. (July 31, 2021). "Fitzpatrick cites experience in announcing bid for state auditor". Columbia Missourian. Retrieved March 11, 2022.
  21. ^ a b c d e "All Results; Official Results". Missouri Secretary of State. Retrieved April 19, 2020.
  22. ^ ="All Results; Official Results". Missouri Secretary of State. Retrieved August 26, 2022.

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Preceded by Member of the Missouri House of Representatives
from the 158th district

2013–2019
Succeeded by
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Preceded by Treasurer of Missouri
2019–present
Succeeded by
TBD
Preceded by Auditor of Missouri
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