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Galloway responds to request from Secretary of State for assistance in investigating complaint against Attorney General


Press release

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — State Auditor Nicole Galloway today responded to the request by Secretary Jay Ashcroft for assistance in investigating a complaint against the Attorney General. The complaint alleges Attorney General Josh Hawley used public funds to support his candidacy for the U.S. Senate. A routine closeout audit of the Attorney General’s Office will begin after Attorney General Hawley officially resigns.

“The goal of an independent audit is to get to the truth for taxpayers and not to proceed based on assumptions,” Galloway said. “My office will review these concerns with heightened scrutiny.”

Read the full response here.

Individuals with information that may be relevant to the audit can contact the State Auditor’s Whistleblower Hotline at or by calling 800-347-8597. Concerns may also be submitted anonymously online at