Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel
Clint Zweifel (ZWY-ful) was elected Missouri’s 45th State Treasurer on Nov. 4, 2008, and was re-elected to his second and final term as Treasurer in 2012.
As State Treasurer, Clint Zweifel is protecting consumers, developing strategies for economic growth, and helping Missourians access affordable higher education. His commitment to an open and responsive government has led to five consecutive clean audits.
As the state’s chief financial officer, Treasurer Zweifel manages and invests Missouri’s $3.6 billion portfolio and oversees more than $25 billion in state spending every year. He has protected Missouri’s AAA credit rating through difficult economic times.
Treasurer Zweifel works hard to return the Unclaimed Property he protects for accounts owners and continues to set new records, returning nearly half of all Unclaimed Property ever returned in state history.
Treasurer Zweifel represents Missouri taxpayers on a number of boards and commissions. On the Missouri Housing Development Commission, Treasurer Zweifel continues to fight for affordable housing for Missouri’s most vulnerable. His efforts have resulted in hundreds of units of quality low-income housing for Missouri families at no additional cost to taxpayers.
Treasurer Zweifel also sits on the board of the Missouri State Employee Retirement System, where he fights for taxpayers and retirement security. In 2014, the Treasurer developed and successfully championed legislation to protect public retirees from pension advances, a predatory business practice which essentially provides payday loans borrowed against a public pension. Missouri is the first state in the nation to prohibit the practice.
As the sponsor of Missouri’s Higher Education Savings Program Board, Treasurer Zweifel has pushed for increased access to affordable, quality higher education by managing MOST – Missouri’s 529 College Savings Plan. His leadership has resulted in an all-time high in investments and accounts.
Treasurer Zweifel grew up in the St. Louis area in Hazelwood. He graduated from the University of Missouri – St. Louis with B.A. in political science, and a Masters of Business Administration. He currently resides in Columbia with his wife, Janice, and their daughters, Selma and Ellie.
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