KBIA’s Ryan Famuliner interviews Missouri Treasurer Clint Zweifel, a Democrat running for reelection this year. He is being challenged by Republican Cole McNary in the November 6 election.
In the interview, Zweifel talks about his role in investing state money, and many programs he’s overseen in his four years in office. He talks specifically about how he works “across party lines,” in his work as Treasurer, and about the many boards and committees he’s a member of because of his position as Treasurer. Zweifel says political ideology shouldn’t enter into the daily work of a Treasurer, and takes his challenger to task on that point. And of course, Zweifel talks about the unclaimed property division of his office, which he’s spent a lot of time on with the media in his first four years in office. He also addresses criticism about how much money that division spends listing names of unclaimed property owners in newspapers in the state.