Mike Parson

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Mike Parson
Mike Parson official photo.jpg
57th Governor of Missouri
Assumed office
June 1, 2018
LieutenantVacant
Preceded byEric Greitens
47th Lieutenant Governor of Missouri
In office
January 9, 2017 – June 1, 2018
GovernorEric Greitens
Preceded byPeter Kinder
Succeeded byVacant
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
1993–2004
Preceded byCharles Simmons
Succeeded bySteven Bruce
Personal details
Born (1955-09-17) September 17, 1955 (age 64)
Wheatland, Missouri, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Teresa Parson
Children2
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
RankSergeant

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]

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.