Missouri’s next state treasurer will be sworn-in during a mid-January ceremony in Jefferson City.

Missouri Governor Mike Parson (left) shakes Scott Fitzpatrick’s hand after announcing the state treasurer appointment on December 19, 2018 in Jefferson City (photo courtesy of Tim Bommel at House Communications)

House Budget Committee Chairman Scott Fitzpatrick, R-Shell Knob, tells Missourinet he’s scheduled to be sworn-in on Monday, January 14th at 3:30 p.m.

Fitzpatrick says the ceremony will be in the treasurer’s Capitol office and will be open to the public.

Governor Mike Parson, a Republican, announced before Christmas that he’s appointing Fitzpatrick as the next State Treasurer.

Fitzpatrick will replace Glendale Republican Eric Schmitt, who was sworn-in Thursday as Missouri’s attorney general. Parson appointed Schmitt to replace Josh Hawley, who was elected in November to the U.S. Senate.

“The individual (Fitzpatrick) has more experience and knowledge of the state budget than any other elected official,” Parson told Capitol reporters on December 19. ”

And, as a millennial, he will soon be one of the youngest statewide officials in modern times.”

Fitzpatrick, who served three House terms, is 31 years old. His House district includes Barry, Lawrence and Stone counties.

Governor Parson notes Fitzpatrick built his small business, MariCorp US, into a multi-million dollar enterprise. The company is a leader in boat dock manufacturing in the United States.

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