Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Governor of the State of Missouri

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Today, Governor Mike Parson ordered U.S. and Missouri flags be flown at half-staff at government buildings in Greene and Christian counties on Saturday, November 28, 2020, in honor of Greene County Detention Officer Dwight E. Willis.

This week, the state of Missouri joins many others across the nation in recognizing National Small Business Week.

Today, Governor Mike Parson ordered U.S. and Missouri flags be flown at half-staff at every fire station in the state of Missouri, the Fire Fighters Memorial in Kingdom City, and all government buildings in Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte counties on Monday, November 30, 2020, in honor of Kansas City Fire Department Captain Robert “Bobby” Rocha.

As research and development of multiple COVID-19 vaccines continue to show promising safety and effectiveness findings, Governor Mike Parson today announced the launch of a new vaccine website for Missouri residents. 

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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