Jefferson City, Mo - Mike Parson was sworn in as the 57th Governor of Missouri Friday afternoon following the resignation of former governor Eric Greitens.
Greitens officially resigned his post at 5 p.m. Friday. Shortly after Parson, joined by his wife Theresa, took the official oath making him Missouri’s new governor.
Prior to the swearing in, Parson attended a prayer service led by his brother as he looked ahead to his new role.
His new position as governor comes just seventeen short months after Parson was sworn in as Lt. Governor.
The Bolivar native, who brings over 25 years of experience in elected office, is expected to provide stability to the Missouri government which has gone through much turmoil during the past few months. Gov. Parson said he plans to start by working on the relationships at the capitol.
Gov. Parson will carry out the rest of Greitens' term until January of 2021.