Jefferson City Today, Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 18-10, renewing the administration’s commitment to uphold the highest ethical standards and ensure the needs of our citizens are being served.
“Missourians expect and deserve that elected officials, like myself, and all public servants conduct themselves with integrity, provide transparency, and uphold the rule of law,” said Governor Mike Parson. “From day one, our administration has been committed to strong principled values, ensuring the needs of our citizens are being served.”
Executive Order 18-10 revises certain provisions of Executive Order 17-02, updating the order to align directly with current state law. Governor Parson’s executive order upholds the prohibition that no employee of the Governor’s Office shall act as an executive lobbyist until the end of the administration in which he or she served. It also renews the ban on employees of the executive branch receiving gifts from lobbyists. In addition, the executive order updates provisions to provide clarity and consistency for future administrations to adhere to the principled values set by Governor Parson’s administration.
“As Governor, it’s up to me to lead by example,” Governor Parson said. “During my tenure in public service, I’ve seen the good and bad in how our government works. There are always areas of improvement, ways to do better, and hard lessons learned. This administration will always strive to uphold the highest ethical standards – this isn’t just about being Governor, it’s a way of life for me.”