Missouri Governor Michael L. Parson

Governor of the State of Missouri

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Governor Parson's 2021 State of the State Address


Today, Governor Mike Parson released the following statement in support of the Missouri School Boards Association's (MSBA) decision to leave the National School Boards Association (NSBA):

Governor Mike Parson has ordered the Missouri State Capitol dome lighted purple beginning at sunset on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, until sunrise on Thursday, October 28, 2021, in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Today, Governor Mike Parson ordered that U.S. and Missouri flags be flown at half-staff at all government buildings statewide on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, from sunrise to sunset in honor of Missouri State Representative Thomas P. Hannegan.

Today, Governor Mike Parson appointed First Assistant Attorney General Cristian M. Stevens to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District. Mr. Stevens will fill the vacancy created by the Honorable Judge Robin Ransom's appointment to the Missouri Supreme Court.

About the Governor

Official Portrait of Missouri Governor Michael L. Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson

Michael L. Parson

57th Governor of Missouri

Governor Parson is a veteran who served six years in the U.S. Army. He served more than 22 years in law enforcement as the sheriff of Polk County. He also served in the Missouri House of Representatives from 2005-2011, in the Missouri Senate from 2011-2017, and as Lieutenant Governor in 2017-2018.

Governor Parson and First Lady Teresa live in Bolivar. Together they have two grown children and six grandchildren. He was raised on a farm in Hickory County and graduated from Wheatland High School in Wheatland, Missouri. He is a small business owner and a third generation farmer who currently owns and operates a cow and calf operation near their hometown of Bolivar. Governor Parson has a passion for sports, agriculture, Christ, and people.

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