It’s a position that’s unfamiliar to many Missourians — the post of state treasurer. In a nutshell, the treasurer must account for all state money and make sure it’s wisely invested. Republican Todd Graves says that’s only part of it. He says the treasurer should be an independent watchdog, inspecting the books of other officeholders and offices. Graves says that while legislators and the governor decide on spending, he’ll ask lots of questions before signing his name to any check. He’s opposing democrat Nancy Farmer on election day.