JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri- Presumptive 57th Governor of Missouri, Mike Parson who is expected to replace Eric Greitens on Friday after the latter’s resignation expressed support for President Trump’s border security plan in an April 2018 press release:

“I fully support President Trump’s call to deploy the National Guard to bolster border security efforts. If called upon by the Department of Defense to serve in this capacity, I know that the Missouri National Guard will do a stellar job helping to keep our nation safe and our borders secure, and I will support their mobilization. The state of Missouri stands ready to help,” said Lieutenant Governor Parson.

Parson was sworn in as Missouri’s 47th Lieutenant Governor on January 9, 2017. Lieutenant Governor Parson resides in Bolivar with his wife Teresa. Together they have two grown children and five grandchildren. He was raised on a farm in Hickory County, and graduated from Wheatland High School in Wheatland, Missouri. He is a small business owner and is a third generation farmer who currently owns and operates a cow and calf operation near Bolivar.

Mike Parson visited Lebanon on Monday at the invitation of Funeral Kenny Howe as keynote speaker of the annual Memorial Day remembrance at Mount Rose Cemetery.