Gregory announces run for auditor, others begin campaigns for House seat

Christ, Tsichlis will face off for Gregory’s House seat

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Rep. David Gregory addresses the Tesson Ferry Republican Club in July 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

By Lucas Irizarry, Staff Reporter

Missouri State Rep. David Gregory, R-Sunset Hills, announced his campaign last week to be the next Missouri State auditor. 

Gregory made the announcement at the St. Louis Police Officers Association and was immediately endorsed by the Missouri’s Fraternal Order of Police. 

“Missourians have absolutely no tolerance for politicians misusing money. I am running for state auditor because we need a tough, loyal conservative who will relentlessly investigate fraud, abuse and corruption,” Gregory said in a press release.

Gregory has served as the 96th District representative, which includes portions of Sunset Hills, Fenton and Green Park, since 2016. 

The auditor position is currently held by Nicole Galloway, the only statewide-elected Democrat. Galloway unsuccessfully challenged Mike Parson for governor last November. 

Others have already announced their campaigns for Gregory’s House seat.

Businessman Brad Christ announced his candidacy for Gregory’s seat last week. 

Christ, who calls himself a “common sense conservative,” attended the Affton School District, and works as a director for Aon, a professional services firm.

Lindbergh Board of Education Treasurer Mike Tsichlis also announced his candidacy for the seat. 

Tsichlis has served on the Lindbergh Board of Education since his first term in 2016. He was re-elected to the board unopposed in 2019. 

He is also a former alderman for Crestwood,  during which time he served as board president.