Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson cordially invite families to attend this year’s Candlelight Tours and annual tree lighting ceremony at the Missouri Governor’s Mansion on Friday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m. The annual lighting of the tree will be followed by this year’s Candlelight Tours.
Today, Governor Mike Parson announced judicial appointments to the 18th and 31st Judicial Circuits.
The Honorable Jeff Mittelhauser, of Sedalia, will be appointed as Circuit Judge for the 18th Judicial Circuit.
The 2023 Missouri Governor's Mansion Christmas trees will arrive on Monday, November 27, 2023, between 7 a.m. - 8 a.m. A portion of Madison Street will be closed during this time.
The tree that will be displayed on the Mansion lawn is a 30-foot Norway Spruce donated by the family of Daryl and Sherry Richardson of Boone County. There will be three Norway Spruce trees in the interior of the mansion, including two 8-foot and one 10-foot tree donated by Pea Ridge Forest in Hermann.
Today, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 23-10, extending Missouri's drought alert until May 1, 2024.
Currently, the U.S. Drought Monitor indicates that all or portions of at least 85 Missouri counties are experiencing moderate, severe, or extreme drought conditions. The Executive Order declares a Drought Alert in these Missouri counties and any additional county that begins experiencing drought conditions.
About the Governor
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.