Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Rogersville Republican: Missouri's future is bright with Gov. Parson

(From Sen. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville)

It is an exciting time to be a Missourian and I am proud to say Missouri’s future is bright with Gov. Mike Parson leading our state.

I met Gov. Mike Parson several years ago while he was serving as Polk County Sherriff. Since then, I have had the honor and privilege to serve with him in the Missouri House of Representatives and in the Senate, including the last two years while he has been Missouri’s lieutenant governor. Throughout my time in Jefferson City, I have not only come to know and respect him as a lawmaker, but also as a friend.

Mike Parson is a man of faith and conviction. He has a passion not only for our state, but for all Missourians. The governor has always been a strong supporter of economic development and job growth. A farmer himself, he has worked passionately to protect Missouri’s agriculture industry. He sponsored and co-sponsored several landmark pieces of legislation including Missouri’s Castle Doctrine, which strengthened 2nd Amendment rights. He also championed a change to our state’s constitution, guaranteeing the right to farm for all Missourians. Having served as the sheriff of Polk County for eight years and six years in the U.S. Army, Gov. Parson has always been a dedicated supporter of law enforcement and veterans issues. During his first year as lieutenant governor, he launched an investigation into the St. Louis Veterans Home, which has since come under new leadership.

I offer my full support and confidence to the new governor. He is a man of great character, I believe he will do everything in his power to move our state forward and continue to make the Show-Me State a great place to live, work and raise a family.

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