JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, the only Missourian to ever serve as Speaker of the House and Senate President Pro Tem, has announced his endorsement for Republican David Wasinger in the 2018 auditor’s race.
Richard, who is termed in 2018, has served the last 16 years in the General Assembly. Wasinger, a St. Louis County attorney and accountant, is leading the Republican ticket in fundraising numbers, with $745,656.60 cash on hand.
“I am proud to support David Wasinger’s campaign for auditor,” said Richard. “The people of Missouri are hungry for an auditor who will increase transparency, stop waste, and restore their trust in government. I know we can count on David to do just that in Jefferson City.”
If successful, Wasinger would face Democratic incumbent state Auditor Nicole Galloway in the general election Galloway has $1,002,388.06 in the bank.
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