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On Tuesday evening State Auditor Nicole Galloway (D) spoke at Missouri Boys State in Hendricks Hall on the campus of the University of Central Missouri. She addressed the audience for about twenty minutes and then took questions for approximately a half hour.

State Auditor Nicole Galloway (D) speaking at Missouri Boys State in Hendricks Hall

on the campus of the University of Central Missouri – June 16, 2015.

Question:  ….When you inherited the State Auditor position early this year, after the passing of Tom Schweich, what were some of the challenges you faced from inheriting it so suddenly and how did you overcome them?

State Auditor Nicole Galloway (D): That’s a great question.  And, uh, I mean, I think first thing of that question is to recognize the great auditor and public servant that, uh, Auditor Schweich was. I mean, I truly believe he did a great job and cared deeply about what he did. Yes, he did. [applause]

I completely recognize that I came into this position in a unique and, uh, difficult circumstances. And, um, you know, I have been in difficult transitions and circumstances before. And I think treating people, again, with respect, professionally, and listening to them, that went a long way, just providing the support that people needed.

Um, because I’m a CPA and a certified fraud examiner I understand what an audit is. I’ve audited large organizations, small organizations and so working the professional staff that has been there for a long time, um, we speak the same language, ’cause I know what an audit is. And so that transition into the type of work we were doing, um, was, was pretty smooth. [applause]

Question: …Are you planning to obtain a higher position in our government?

State Auditor Nicole Galloway (D): Well, um, I will run for election in two thousand eighteen and, yeah, and it wouldn’t…[applause] Future voters, you guys will be able to vote then. [applause]

I would not have accepted this position or want to be in this position if it wasn’t something I was serious about and that I wanted to do for a long time….

Previously:

Nicole Galloway (D) appointed State Auditor (April 14, 2015)

Campaign Finance: getting a start on 2018 (June 6, 2015)

Missouri Boys State – 2015 (June 14, 2015)

Missouri Boys State: Lt. General Martin Steele – June 14, 2015 (June 15, 2015)

Missouri Boys State: Legislative School – June 15, 2015 (June 15, 2015)