Missouri Governor Michael L. Parson

Governor of the State of Missouri

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News

Today, Governor Mike Parson appointed Corey R. Moon as Associate Circuit Judge for the 2nd Judicial Circuit. He will fill the Associate Circuit Judge vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Fred L. Westhoff.

Today, Governor Mike Parson appointed Megan Benton as Associate Circuit Judge for the 6th Judicial Circuit. She will fill the Associate Circuit Judge vacancy created by the appointment of the Honorable W. Ann Hansbrough to Circuit Judge.

As demand for the COVID-19 vaccine has significantly decreased in recent weeks, Governor Mike Parson announced the Missouri National Guard (MONG) has begun scaling back its involvement at mass vaccination site locations in May. The drawdown of National Guard members is set to be completed by June 1, 2021.

Today, Governor Mike Parson directed all state workers to return to their offices for in-person work no later than Monday, May 17, 2021, and that all state buildings be open and accessible to the public during normal business hours.

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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