On Dec. 20, 2019, the State Auditor's Office delivered to Senate leadership the final packet containing six completed applications for the position of nonpartisan state demographer. The packet also included a cover letter from the State Auditor.
Under Article III, Section 3 of the Missouri Constitution, the Senate majority and minority leaders will select the nonpartisan state demographer. The position was created by the passage of Amendment 1 in November 2018, which was approved by 62% of Missouri voters.
The six completed applications are from Damon Braidlow, Donald B. Cripe, Sara Hartman, Bryan Kinworthy, R. Zane Price and Jason J. Ross. Applications were accepted during a 90-day period from Sept. 5 through Dec. 4.
To ensure transparency, the State Auditor's Office posted all submitted applications and correspondence with applicants below.
The State Auditor's Office informed the six finalists that the packet was submitted to Senate leadership. Pursuant to 127.020 RSMo, each applicant is required to file a financial interest statement. Financial interest statements are to be filed with both the Missouri Ethics Commission and the Secretary of State.
The nonpartisan state demographer is an employee of the state of Missouri and is not an employee of the State Auditor's Office. Submission of the packet to Senate leadership concludes the State Auditor's involvement in the application process.
Submitted applications are reviewed by the State Auditor's Office Quality Control Team. Certain personal identifying information will be removed or redacted prior to posting.
|Jason J. Ross||2019-09-10|
|Habtamu Gagado Tera||2019-09-24|
|Donald B. Cripe||2019-11-27|
|R. Zane Price||2019-12-03|