On Friday, June 1st, after 5:00 p.m. and upon the effective resignation of Eric Greitens as governor, Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson (R) will be sworn in as the next Governor of Misouri.
Missouri State Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson statement on the resignation of Governor Greitens
(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson released the following statement today regarding Governor Greitens’ resignation:
Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson states, “With Governor Greitens’ decision to resign from office, he has put the best interests of our state and all Missourians at the forefront where they belong. This is a decision that will allow our state to heal and move forward from what has been a difficult time. This is an enormous responsibility serving as our state’s next governor, and I am ready to fulfill the duties of the office with honor and integrity, and with a steadfast commitment to making our great state even greater for the people we are entrusted to serve.”
Lt. Gov. Mike Parson Readies for Friday’s Transition
(JEFFERSON CITY) – Lt. Gov. Mike Parson spent today preparing for Friday’s transition with a non-stop series of meetings and phone calls. Parson will become Missouri’s next governor on Friday, June 1 at 5:00 pm.
“We are taking every step and working around the clock to ensure Missouri state government does not miss a beat throughout this transition. My commitment to all Missourians is to listen to them and work together to advance the interests of our great state,” Lt. Gov. Parson said.
Earlier today, Lt. Gov. Parson met with House Speaker Todd Richardson, Senate President Pro Tem Sen. Ron Richard, and legislators from both parties.
In addition to meeting with these leaders, Parson reached out to all cabinet members. Parson is planning to hold a meeting with the cabinet early next week.
On Thursday, Parson will receive a briefing from the Missouri Department of Public Safety’s State Emergency Management Agency and finalize the details of the swearing-in ceremony.
Eric Greitens (r) resigns as Governor of Missouri (May 29, 2018)