Missouri Treasurer

Employer / Organization


Next Election

Nov 03, 2020

Filing Window

Nov 07, 2018 - Jul 27, 2020


The Treasurer of the State of Missouri is the chief financial officer of the government of Missouri. The treasurer is responsible for maintaining the state funds by investing and maintaining the state budget. The department is divided into separate divisions, unclaimed property, savings programs and investments. The treasurer's office gives state money to local governments and invests state moneys as needed. The treasurer is elected every four years. Article IV, Section 15 of the state Constitution outlines the following duties of the treasurer: Custodian of all state and federal funds; "Deposit all moneys in the state treasury in banking institutions selected by him and approved by the governor and state auditor, and he shall hold them for the benefit of the respective funds to which they belong and disburse them as provided by law;" Determine by the exercise of his best judgment the amount of moneys in his custody that are not needed for current expenses and shall place all such moneys on time deposit, bearing interest, in banking institutions in this state;" Enter into repurchase agreements; Invest in banker's acceptances; and "Prepare, maintain and adhere to a written investment policy." The salary for this position is $107,746/year.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the Missouri Secretary of State's Office Elections Division to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, that you meet other office specific qualifications and inquire as to if the application has a fee. 2) Complete the filing forms and file them with the Missouri Secretary of State's Office Elections Division. Forms differ for partisan and nonpartisan candidates. Partisan candidates will likely participate in a primary while independent candidates must acquire a stipulated amount of petitions signatures. Nonpartisan positions file differently as well. 3) File the filing forms with the Missouri Secretary of State Elections Division. If you plan to run in a partisan primary, the filing window is from February 23rd, 2016 to March 29th, 2016. If you plan to run as an independent, the deadline to file is August 1st, 2016, the fifteenth Monday immediately preceding the general election. The nonpartisan position filing window for the November general elections is from July 19th, 2016 to August 23rd, 2016. For more information about running as a partisan candidate, please contact your local party headquarters. The Missouri Secretary of State's Office Elections Division can be reached by phone at (573) 751-4936. More information can be found here: http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/candidates.

Submit application to:
Missouri Secretary of State, 600 West Main Street, Jefferson City, MO, 65101, US