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Mike Parson

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Mike Parson
57th Governor of Missouri
Assumed office
June 1, 2018
LieutenantMike Kehoe
Preceded byEric Greitens
47th Lieutenant Governor of Missouri
In office
January 9, 2017 – June 1, 2018
GovernorEric Greitens
Preceded byPeter Kinder
Succeeded byMike Kehoe
Member of the Missouri Senate
from the 28th district
In office
January 5, 2011 – January 4, 2017
Preceded byDelbert Scott
Succeeded bySandy Crawford
Member of the Missouri House of Representatives
from the 133rd district
In office
January 2005 – January 5, 2011
Preceded byRonnie Miller
Succeeded bySue Entlicher
Sheriff of Polk County
In office
Preceded byCharles Simmons
Succeeded bySteven Bruce
Personal details
Born (1955-09-17) September 17, 1955 (age 68)
Wheatland, Missouri, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Teresa Parson
EducationUniversity of Maryland, College Park
University of Hawaii, Manoa
WebsiteGovernment website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1975–1981

Michael L. Parson (born September 17, 1955) is an American politician and former law enforcement officer. He is the 57th and current Governor of Missouri since June 1, 2018. He was the 47th Lieutenant Governor of Missouri from January 9, 2017, until becoming governor in June 2018. He became governor when Eric Greitens resigned on June 1, 2018.[1]

Parson was a Republican member of the Missouri Senate representing the 28th district from 2011 to 2017. Parson served three terms in the Missouri House of Representatives from the 133rd district (2005–2011). Parson served as the Majority Caucus Whip in the Senate during the 96th General Assembly.[2]

On September 23, 2020, Parson and his wife both tested positive for COVID-19.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Gov. Eric Greitens resigns effective June 1. A look at his rise and fall". stltoday.com.
  2. "Senator Mike Parson". Senate.mo.gov. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  3. Erickson, Kurt (September 23, 2020). "Parson, his wife both test positive for COVID-19; governor postpones travel, debate". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved September 23, 2020.