Scott Fitzpatrick was sworn in as Missouri's 39th State Auditor on January 9th, 2023. Before being elected as the Missouri State Auditor, Scott served as the 47th Missouri State Treasurer from 2019 until 2023.
Scott's record as Treasurer reflects his commitment to fiscally conservative values as well as his support for small businesses and Missouri families. In his first two years in office, he doubled the size of MO ABLE, Missouri's savings and investment program for individuals with disabilities and their families. Scott also worked to make MOST, Missouri's 529 Education Plan, more cost-effective for account owners by negotiating lower fees. The plan is now one of the highest rated in the country.
Since becoming Treasurer, Scott has returned record amounts of Unclaimed Property to Missourians. He became the fastest Treasurer in state history to return $1 million, doing so in just his first nine days in office. In addition, he launched innovative partnerships with the Department of Social Services and the Department of Labor and Industrials Relations Division of Employment Security to help reunite Missourians with their Unclaimed Property. These partnerships represent good government in action.
As Treasurer, he is also committed to promoting government transparency and efficiency at all levels of government. This commitment has resulted in the expansion of the Show-Me Checkbook, one of the most comprehensive state financial data portals in the country, to include local governments.
Scott was first elected State Representative in 2012, at the age of 25, to represent Barry and portions of Stone and Lawrence counties. Serving as Chairman of the House Budget Committee in 2017 and 2018, he was responsible for the drafting and passage of Missouri’s $28 billion annual operating budget. Under Scott’s conservative leadership, the State’s budget surplus nearly tripled to almost $500 million, while Missouri schools were fully funded for the first time in nearly a decade.
Scott understands the needs of Missouri’s business-owners. When he was 17 years-old, Scott started his own company, MariCorp U.S., a Shell Knob-based marine manufacturing and construction company that does business coast-to-coast. His experience growing his company inspired him to run for office to fight unnecessary red tape and burdensome regulations.
He is a member of the Cassville and Shell Knob Chambers of Commerce and has been recognized in Springfield Business Journal’s “40 under 40” and was a 2020 Man of the Year.
A lifelong Missourian, Scott graduated from Cassville High School and the University of Missouri. He and his wife Mallory have three sons, Luke, Carson, and Noah.