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Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich dies at age 54

Tom SchweichMissouri State Auditor Tom Schweich has passed away at age 54. Schweich had recently announced his candidacy for state governor.
Gov. Jay Nixon released the following statement on Feb. 26.

“I join all Missourians in mourning the passing of State Auditor Tom Schweich, a brilliant, devoted and accomplished public servant who dedicated his career to making Missouri and the world a better place,” Nixon said. “From his courageous work to combat the illegal drug trade abroad in Afghanistan to his tireless efforts to protect the interests of taxpayers here in Missouri, Tom Schweich’s exceptional intellect and unwavering dedication to public service left a legacy that will endure for many years to come.  The First Lady and I send our most heartfelt condolences to Tom’s wife Kathy and two children, Emilie and Thomas Jr.”

The governor also has ordered flags at all Missouri state facilities to be immediately lowered to half-staff to honor Schweich’s passing.

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