Gov. Mike Parson Files to Run for Re-Election in 2020

Gov. Mike Parson Files to Run for Re-Election in 2020

Missouri Republican governor, Mike Parson, officially filed to run for re-election as governor in 2020. Governor Parson’s commitment to hard work and focus on key issues, like jobs, education, workforce development and infrastructure – have all led to historic low-unemployment, 40,000 new jobs, lower taxes, and a booming Missouri economy.

“We will continue to work hard for the people of Missouri, in order to make sure everyone has the chance to pursue the American dream,” Governor Parson said. “In the next four years we will continue building upon our successes that make a positive difference for Missourians, including workforce development and infrastructure, and that is why I intend to run for re-election in 2020.”

More jobs, better pay, pro-growth policies, keeping taxes low, rebuilding our infrastructure, workforce development, and improving education have marked Governor Parson’s tenure in office. Since being sworn in on June 1, 2018, Governor Parson has:

· Ushered in new pro-jobs pro-growth policies for Missouri, resulting in 40,000 new jobs, with companies like Bunge, Bayer, Briggs & Stratton, CVS, Nucor Steel, Google and others investing in Missouri and creating new opportunities for Missouri workers;

· Signed an income tax cut allowing Missourians to keep more of their hard-earned money;

· Proposed a bold plan to invest $1 billion into new infrastructure, all without a tax increase to the people of Missouri;

· Ended the pointless “border war” with Kansas – which had cost Missouri over $325 million dollars; and

· Shrank the size of the government in Jefferson City, reorganizing one-fourth of the entire executive branch and eliminated nearly 500 bureaucrats’ positions that were wasting taxpayer dollars.

“It’s an honor and privilege to serve as the 57th governor of our great state,” Governor Parson said, “Throughout my entire life I’ve never been afraid of hard work and we are at a critical moment in our state and country – it’s up to us to defend the American dream.”

Gov. Parson began his commitment to defending the American dream serving six years in the Army as a member of the military police. He later returned to Missouri, serving 22-years in law enforcement, and was elected sheriff of Polk County for twelve years. Gov. Parson has also served his community as a state representative and state senator. In 2016, Missourians elected him to serve as Missouri’s lieutenant governor. He is a third-generation farmer and continues to own and operate a cow-calf operation near his hometown of Bolivar.

The governor has received the following endorsements in support of his campaign: President Donald J. Trump, all of Missouri’s leading agriculture organizations, Missouri Right to Life PAC, Missouri Chamber of Commerce and over 125 elected Republicans.

Governor Parson Announces Strong Support from Elected Officials in Greene and Osage Counties.

Governor Parson Announces Strong Support from Elected Officials in Greene and Osage Counties.

Ahead of Governor Mike Parson’s keynote address at the Osage County Republican Lincoln Days and the Missouri Republican Lincoln Days in Greene County, the governor’s campaign released the following list of endorsements from state legislators and county elected officials.

Osage County:

State Representative Aaron Griesheimer (R-61)

State Representative Tom Hurst (R-62)

Senator Mike Bernskoetter (R-6)

Assessor Jerry Baker, Jr.

Darryl Griffin

Larry Kliethermes

Greene County:

State Representative Jeff Messenger (R-130)
State Representative Sonya Anderson (R-131)
State Representative Curtis Trent (R-133)
State Representative Elijah Haahr (R-134)
State Representative Steve Helms (R-135)
State Representative Craig Fishel (R-136)
State Representative John Black (R-137)
Senator Eric Burlison (R-20)
Senator Lincoln Hough (R-30)
Assessor Rick Kessinger
Circuit Clerk Tom Barr
Collector Leah Betts
Commissioner Bob Dixon
Commissioner Harold Bengsch
Commissioner John Russell

Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson
Public Administrator David Yancey
Recorder Cheryl Dawson
Sheriff Jim Arnott
Treasurer Justin Hill
Auditor Cindy Stein

Ken McClure

“Our state has seen record growth under Governor Parson, 40,000 new jobs, rising wages, and major business investment,” said Steele Shippy, Parson’s campaign manager. “That’s why so many elected officials from across the state have joined our team to give the governor four more years.”

Studio 57 – Real News Updates – E7

Governor Parson kicked off the 2020 Lincoln Days circuit in Cole County this week. The packed crowd was excited and ready to keep Missouri red in 2020. Watch this episode of Studio 57 to learn more.

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Parson Campaign Announces Strong Support from Cole County Elected Officials

Parson Campaign Announces Strong Support from Cole County Elected Officials

Governor Mike Parson attended the Cole County Lincoln Days at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City on February 17, 2020. In addition to speaking at the event, the governor announced campaign endorsements from local Republican elected officials.

“We are 100% focused on leading a team effort this November so we can continue working on the issues that matter most to Missourians like rebuilding our infrastructure and preparing our workforce for the jobs of tomorrow,” Governor Parson said. “We are honored to have strong local leaders who support our vision for Missouri and are committed to the priorities that keep our state strong.” 

The governor announced  the following endorsements from state legislators and local elected officials representing Cole County, including:

State Representative Travis Fitzwater (R-49)

State Representative Sara Walsh (R-50)

State Representative Rudy Veit (R-59)

State Representative Dave Griffith (R-60)

State Representative Tom Hurst (R-62)

Senator Mike Bernskoetter (R-6)

Jefferson City Mayor Carrie Tergin

Cole County Collector Larry Vincent

Cole County Presiding Commissioner Sam Bushman

Cole County Commissioner Jeff Hoelscher (District 1)

Cole County Prosecuting Attorney William Locke Thompson

Cole County Recorder Judy Ridgeway

Cole County Treasurer Eric Peters

At the event, Governor Parson discussed his vision for Missouri which includes building upon the creation of 40,000 new jobs since he has taken office, record low unemployment, historic levels of private sector investment and major businesses moving to Missouri.

Studio 57 – Real News Updates – E6

Last week, Governor Parson announced the recipients of $700,000 in grants for local law enforcement. These funds will allow agencies to purchase life-saving equipment to help our officers stay safe while protecting our communities. Watch this episode of Studio 57 to learn more.

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Studio 57 – Real News Updates – E5

We MUST protect the American Dream for future generations. Governor Parson is doing just that! Watch this episode of Studio 57 to learn more.

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Studio 57 – Real News Updates – E4

Governor Parson holds a commanding lead in the 2020 campaign for Missouri Governor. Watch this episode of Studio 57 to learn more.

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Governor Parson to be First Governor to Participate in Midwest March For Life

Governor Parson to be First Governor to Participate in Midwest March For Life

Governor Mike Parson will be the first governor to participate in the Midwest March for Life on Saturday, February 1, 2020. This is the region’s largest pro-life gathering with over 2,000 in attendance last year.

Sign up HERE to join Governor Parson at the Midwest March for Life.

“Governor Parson has done more for the pro-life movement than any other governor in Missouri history,” said Steele Shippy, Parson’s campaign manager. “The governor’s leadership has sent a strong signal to the rest of the nation that Missouri stands for life, protects women’s health, and advocates for the unborn.”

This strong commitment to defending innocent life is what earned Governo Parson the full endorsement from Missouri Right to Life shortly after he announced his plan to run for re-election.

“We are ecstatic and honored that Governor Parson will be the first governor to stand alongside the people of Missouri at this year’s march and visibly stand in support of the unborn,” said Kathy Forck, organizer of the 10th Annual Midwest March for Life. “The governor has shown where his heart is as he has worked diligently for the safety and protection of Missouri women and their unborn children.”

The governor will deliver remarks at a pre-rally at 9:30 a.m. before the march begins.

“ThriVe views Governor Parson as a tremendous women’s advocate and affirmer of life,” said Bridget Vanmeans, president of ThriVe St. Louis Express Women’s Healthcare. “We are absolutely thrilled and honored that he will be joining us for the march this year.”

Abortions in Missouri have dropped to an all-time low of less than 1,400 per year. This is due to strong pro-life leaders who are willing to stand up to protect women’s health and defend those who cannot defend themselves.

“Pro-life work is a daily effort to love both mother and child, born and preborn, which is why the acknowledgment by Gov. Mike Parson of the importance of the human rights struggle of our day is so appreciated,” said Reagan Barklage, Western Regional Director of Students for Life. “Gov. Parson’s participation in the Midwest March for Life is a public sign of a private commitment to welcome all our citizens, born and preborn, into our community and state.”

For more information about the Midwest March for Life, visit midwestmarchforlife.com.