Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Governor of the State of Missouri

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Recap Governor Parson's 2020 State of the State Address

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Today, Governor Mike Parson appointed William P. Devoy as Associate Circuit Judge for the 9th Judicial Circuit.

During today’s weekly briefing at the State Capitol, Governor Mike Parson provided additional background to help explain Missouri’s COVID-19 data and calculations used in comparison to other sources. 

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced a special session on a supplemental budget bill beginning Thursday, November 5, 2020. 

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced $5 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to be divided among Missouri’s six regional food banks to help citizens who continue to rely on food assistance.

About the Governor

Governor Parson and Theresa 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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