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Today, as Executive Order 24-03 expires, Governor Mike Parson highlighted the successful conclusion of Missouri's months-long Southern Border Deployment in support of Texas Governor Greg Abbott's Operation Lone Star mission to secure the Texas-Mexico Border.

Today, Governor Mike Parson kicked off the first project within Missouri's Improve I-70 Program with an official groundbreaking ceremony in Columbia.

Today, Governor Mike Parson requested that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approve a major disaster declaration to provide federal assistance to 15 counties in response to multiple severe weather systems that impacted the state from May 19 – 27. These storms generated tornadoes, high winds, heavy rain, and flooding across southern Missouri, causing significant damage to homes, businesses, and public infrastructure.

Today, Governor Mike Parson confirmed that the State of Missouri will carry out the sentence of David Hosier on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, as ordered by the Supreme Court of Missouri.

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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