Hawley, Schmitt to discuss transition & litigation

2 months 2 weeks 4 days ago Wednesday, December 05 2018 Dec 5, 2018 Wednesday, December 05, 2018 8:03:00 PM CST December 05, 2018 in News
By: Ethan Illers, KOMU 8 Reporter
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JEFFERSON CITY - Attorney General Josh Hawley and Missouri Treasurer Eric Schmitt will meet Thursday afternoon to discuss the transition and pending litigation, according to a news release from the Attorney General's office. 

Schmitt will take over as Attorney General on Jan. 3rd, 2019 and will complete Hawley's term ending in 2021. Before serving as Missouri Treasurer, Schmitt served two terms in the U.S. Senate. 

Schmitt was appointed by Gov. Mike Parson to replace Hawley on November 13. Schmitt's appointment to Attorney General means the governor will soon have to name a new treasurer. 

Hawley will be sworn in as a U.S. Senator on Jan. 3rd, 2019. Hawley will take over the Missouri seat in the U.S. Senate after defeating Claire McCaskill in the November midterm election. 

It remains to be seen how many of Hawley's staff will be remaining in their current roles and how many will be moving on to new positions. 

The meeting will start at 1 p.m in the Missouri Attorney General's office. 

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