Jobs Across America (JAG) students with Missouri Governor and First Lady Parson in front of the Missouri Governor's Mansion.



For the month of February 2024, Governor Mike Parson granted 36 pardons and approved three commutations pursuant to Article IV, Section 7 of the Constitution of the State of Missouri. Official documents have been filed with the appropriate government agencies and have been sent to the individuals. 

In addition to granting 36 pardons and three commutations, Governor Parson denied 63 clemency applications in February.

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced 12 appointments to various boards and commissions and filled two county office vacancies. 

Ed Adams, of Kansas City, was appointed to the State Fair Commission

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced judicial appointments to the 11th and 12th Judicial Circuits. 

Lawrence J. Chrum, of St. Charles, was appointed as Associate Circuit Judge for the 11th Judicial Circuit.

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that No Turnin' Back, a commemorative biography about his life, has been published and is now available.

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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