The Chairman of the House Budget Committee wants to be the next Missouri State Auditor. Representative Allen Icet (R-Wildwood) has announced his candidacy for the statewide post in 2010.

House Budget Chairman Allen Icet In a written statement, Icet touts his defense of taxpayer dollars: "Over the past four years as House Budget Chair I’ve worked to bring prudent fiscal management to the state’s budget," explained Icet. "As Missouri’s next state Auditor, I will use that experience to continue protecting taxpayers by fighting for accountability and transparency in state spending."

Icet, who was first elected to the Missouri House in 2002, took over as Chair of the Budget Committee in 2005. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas A&M University in Civil Engineering and earned a Master’s in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis. Icet and his wife have four children.

Allen Icet’s conference call with reporters (11:00 MP3)