JEFFERSON CITY—Missouri Republican Party Executive Director Jonathon Prouty released the following statement on Gov. Jay Nixon’s selection of Democrat Nicole Galloway as State Auditor:

“Last November, Missourians overwhelmingly elected a Republican State Auditor to serve as a counterweight to Gov. Jay Nixon. It is disappointing that Nixon has put politics ahead of the wishes of the voters by handpicking a member of his own party to fill the vacancy in the office. The State Auditor should serve as an advocate for the people of Missouri by casting a critical eye towards the governor’s administration, but Nicole Galloway is entirely beholden to Jay Nixon.

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