Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Governor of the State of Missouri

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Celebrate the Wins - Balanced State Budget Leaving $100M on the Bottom Line, Attracted $5B in Private Sector Investments, Gained 40k new jobs, Reorganized one-quarter of state agencies, ranked the Top 15 by Site selectors - 10 Spot jump in 1 year, Ended Economic Border War with Kansas, Created $50M Cost-Share Program - Resulting in $150M in New Infrastructure and an Economic Impact of about $350M, Developed $301M State Bonding Plan, Ranked 2nd in the Nation for International Investments
Recap Governor Parson's 2020 State of the State Address


During today’s COVID-19 briefing, Governor Mike Parson announced that Medicaid expansion will be placed on a ballot at the August 4, 2020, primary election.

During today’s COVID-19 briefing, Governor Mike Parson announced a plan to rapidly increase COVID-19 testing volume to 7,500 tests per day in Missouri. 

During today’s COVID-19 briefing, Governor Mike Parson announced the launch of a new COVID-19 dashboard containing Missouri-specific data from across the state. 

During today’s COVID-19 briefing, Governor Mike Parson emphasized the importance of COVID-19 testing to economic recovery in Missouri. 

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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