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Mike Parson
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57th Governor of Missouri
Assumed office
June 1, 2018
Lieutenant Vacant
Preceded by Eric Greitens
47th Lieutenant Governor of Missouri
In office
January 9, 2017 – June 1, 2018
Governor Eric Greitens
Preceded by Peter Kinder
Succeeded by Vacant
Member of the Missouri Senate
from the 28th district
In office
January 5, 2011 – January 4, 2017
Preceded by Delbert Scott
Succeeded by Sandy Crawford
Member of the Missouri House of Representatives
from the 133rd district
In office
January 2005 – January 5, 2011
Preceded by Ronnie Miller
Succeeded by Sue Entlicher
Sheriff of Polk County
In office
1993–2004
Preceded by Charles Simmons
Succeeded by Steven Bruce
Personal details
Born September 17, 1955 (1955-09-17) (age 64)
Wheatland, Missouri, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Teresa Parson
Children 2
Education University of Maryland, College Park
University of Hawaii, Manoa
Website Government website
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Army
Years of service 1975–1981
Rank Sergeant

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.

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.


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