Missouri Governor Michael L. Parson

Governor of the State of Missouri

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Governor Parson's 2021 State of the State Address

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On Friday, July 30, 2021, Governor Mike Parson granted 12 pardons and approved two 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 are being sent to the individuals.

The State of Missouri’s effort to relieve the strain of COVID-19 on the Springfield region’s health care system continued today with more patients being treated at the state-supported Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Center, ambulance strike teams transporting additional COVID-19 patients out of the region, and planning efforts with local health care officials to provide additional support if necessary.

Today, Governor Mike Parson ordered U.S. and Missouri flags be flown at half-staff at government buildings in Greene and Webster Counties on Sunday August 1, 2021 in honor of U.S. Department of Homeland Security Special Agent James Dale “J.D.” Holdman Jr.

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced an appointment to the Missouri Conservation Commission and filled two county office vacancies.

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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