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Auditor Galloway begins review of city of Purcell; audit was initiated by citizen petition

Residents with pertinent information are encouraged to contact Auditor's Whistleblower Hotline


Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today announced her office has begun an audit of the city of Purcell, located in Jasper County. City residents requested the audit through the petition process.

"The petition audit process allows citizens to be engaged and ensure accountability with their local government," Auditor Galloway said. "I look forward to conducting this independent review, and I encourage anyone with information to contact my Whistleblower Hotline."

Under Missouri law, the State Auditor`s office may be called on to audit a political subdivision of the state if enough qualified voters of that entity request the audit. The petition audit from Purcell residents was submitted with 84 signatures; 64 signatures were required.

Individuals who would like to provide information for consideration in this or any audit may contact the State Auditor's Whistleblower Hotline at or by calling 800-347-8597. Concerns may also be submitted anonymously online at