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Mike Parson Biography, Height, Career, Education, Army, Family, and Net Worth.
Who Is Mike Parson?
Mike Parson is an American politician, U.S. Army veteran, and former police officer. Currently, he is serving as the 57th governor of Missouri since 2018. In addition, he is a member of the Republican Party.
Prior to being the governor, he was serving in the Missouri House of Representatives from 2005 to 2011. In addition, he has also served in the Missouri Senate from 2011 to 2017. In 2017, he became the 47th lieutenant governor of Missouri under Eric Greitens 2018. Moreover, Mike was sworn in as the state’s governor on June 1, 2018, following Greitens’s resignation. In addition, he served the remainder of Greitens’ term and was elected for a full time in 2020 over Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway.
Prior to being a politician, he served in the military. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1975, and for over six years, he served in the Military Police Corps. After that, he was discharged from the Army in 1981 with the rank of sergeant. Moreover, as a Military officer, he attended night classes at the University of Maryland and the University of Hawaii, without completing a degree.
After being discharged from the army in 1991 he came back to Hickory County to serve as a sheriff’s deputy. Moreover, he was then transferred to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office to become its first criminal investigator in 1983. In addition, he served as Polk County sheriff from 1993 to 2004.
Later on, he purchased a gas station in 1984 where he named it Mike’s. As he grew in the business industry he now owns three gas stations throughout the area.
How Old Is Mike Parsons?
He was born on September 17, 1955, and currently, he is 65 years old.
Mike Parson’s Family
Who are His Parents?
He was born in Wheatland, Missouri, and raised on a farm in Hickory County. However, being a secretive person he has not yet disclosed any information about his parent’s names but we will update it as soon as possible.
Does He Have Siblings?
He has no known siblings but we will update it as soon as possible.
Mike Parsons Education
He enrolled in Wheatland High School in 1973. After that, he joined Army. While he was still in the army he attended night classes at the University of Maryland and the University of Hawaii, however, he never graduated.
Mike Parsons Wife
He is happily married to Teresa, the two got married in 1985 and currently, they reside in Bolivar, Missouri.
Mike Parsons Kids
They have been blessed with two kids.
Missouri General Assembly
Parson was elected for the first time to the Missouri House of Representatives from the 133rd District in 2004. Moreover, after serving for the first term, he was re-elected in 2006 and 2008. As a member of the Missouri House of Representatives, Parson co-sponsored a measure to enhance castle doctrine privileges in 2007.
Parson was elected to his first term in the Missouri Senate in 2010. He pledged not to raise taxes after signing the Americans for Tax Reform commitment. Moreover, during the 96th General Assembly, he was the Senate majority whip. He was re-elected in 2014, with no opposition in either the primary or general election.
Lieutenant Governor of Missouri
Parson had confirmed his bid to run for governor in 2016. However, he later chose to run for lieutenant governor. He challenged Democratic former U.S. Representative Russ Carnahan in the general election on November 8, 2016, of him he defeated, after defeating two opponents in the Republican primary.
During his campaign, Parson’s former chief of staff criticized him for reportedly proposing legislation on behalf of a lobbyist and a $50,000 proposal to hire a valet for his vehicle. However, Parson described his former employee as a “disgruntled former employee.”
Governor of Missouri
Greitens announced that he would be resigning, on June 1, 2018, at 5:00 pm. After 30 minutes Parson was sworn in as governor.
On June 18, 2018, Parson appointed Missouri Senate Majority Leader Mike Kehoe as Lieutenant Governor. The appointment came with legal ambiguity since the Missouri Constitution says that the governor had the authority to replace all vacancies “save those in the offices of lieutenant governor, state senator or representative, sheriff, or recorder of deeds in the city of St. Louis.”
However, according to him, he believes that the Constitution gave him authority to tap Kehoe as lieutenant governor.
The Missouri Democratic Party filed a lawsuit on June 19, 2018, in an attempt to overturn Kehoe’s appointment. However, the Democrats lost their case in Cole County Circuit Court owing to a lack of standing and the ambiguity of state legislation, which specifies that it cannot be done but does not give a procedure for filling the post. On November 7, 2018, oral arguments were heard.
Mike Parson, the governor of Missouri, began office on January 1, 2019. He took over the government that his predecessor, Eric Greitens, had abandoned. After he took over, he named Lynn Parman, Jay Wasson, and Christopher Waters to the Missouri State University Board of Governors by Parson.
In 2020, he file to run for a full term in the 2020 gubernatorial election. Moreover, he was asked if he would run for another term in 2024, he responded by saying he didn’t see that in the future.
In the midst of speculation that Parson’s predecessor, Eric Greitens, who resigned in the wake of several scandals in 2018, will run for governor again in 2020. On other hand, Parson’s team stated they “doubt” the former governor would explore another run.
Mike was questioned about voters who are concerned about traveling to a polling location after refusing the implementation of voting by mail in Missouri. While responding to the question he said such people should prioritize their safety and not vote. Moreover, on August 4, 2020, Parson defeated state legislator Jim Neely and Air Force veteran Saundra McDowell in the Republican primary. After winning the primary, he went ahead and defeated Nicole Galloway, a State Auditor and a Democratic nominee on November 3rd, 2020.
Mike Parson’s Height/ Measurement
He stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 80kg.
Mike Parson’s Net Worth
His net worth is estimated to be around $10 million.
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